KS3 form time literacy will now feature word of the week. The resources focus on tier 3 vocabulary, (scientific and academic language). Each week the resources will explore the etymology of the word of the week and decode prefixes, suffixes, root words and word families. The more words a learner knows the more they will be able to understand what they hear and read and the better they will become at expressing what they want to when speaking or writing. The larger a student’s vocabulary becomes, the easier it will be to connect a new word with words they already know. A large vocabulary raises achievement and confidence and aids the student in becoming an independent learner.