How Bedrock Mapper™ improves Tier 3 vocabulary and disciplinary literacy

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Create a bespoke approach to teaching subject-specific vocabulary

Bedrock Mapper is a time-saving solution for teachers across secondary schools, enabling you to teach and assess your own Tier 3 vocabulary curriculum. It supports your school in following the Education Endowment Foundation guidance on targeted teaching of disciplinary literacy across the curriculum.

Here we look at how it works, how you can use it and how to get started.

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The progress report within Bedrock Mapper showing the bespoke Tier 3 vocabulary curricula teachers can make.

What is Bedrock Mapper?

Bedrock Mapper is a new, time-saving solution that enables you to teach, assess and revise Tier 3 vocabulary across all subjects. Mapper is a natural evolution from the Bedrock Vocabulary curriculum, created alongside our school community.

Bedrock Mapper brings Tier 3 (subject specific) disciplinary literacy to the fore using Bedrock’s deep-learning algorithm, reassuring teachers across the curriculum that their students have understood and retained crucial subject vocabulary.

How do teachers use Mapper?

How do teachers use Mapper?

It’s easy for teachers across your school to create, teach and assess their own bespoke Mapper curriculum:

Select the terms you’d like to teach your students – this can be your entire vocabulary curriculum, grouped into topics (i.e. motion, friction, gravity and force under ‘energy and forces’) and sorted by classes, or ad hoc words
Load these words into Mapper – you can create your own definitions and content, or save time by tapping into teaching and assessment resources already created by the Bedrock teaching community
Students learn this new vocabulary by completing quizzes and multimodal activities familiar to them from Bedrock Vocabulary
Our spaced learning algorithm ensures long-term retention of new terms – learning can be done as classwork, homework or both
View assessment data
at an individual and cohort level, reviewing word trends and planning lessons accordingly

As with all Bedrock Learning products, your school’s dedicated account manager will provide you with setup training and ongoing support to ensure that you and your teachers get the most out of Bedrock.

An example of one of the Bedrock Mapper keywords, "djembe"

How can Bedrock Mapper help my school?

The importance of subject-specific Tier 3 vocabulary teaching is emphasised in the Education Endowment Foundation’s recent guide on improving literacy in secondary schools. It advises that schools should be “prioritising disciplinary literacy across the curriculum” and that teachers should “provide targeted vocabulary instruction in every subject”.

Mapper makes this easy, engaging teachers with a nuanced approach to whole-school literacy and enabling you to take ownership of your Tier 3 vocabulary teaching. It enables your school to create a broad curriculum that deepens students’ subject knowledge, empowers voices and helps narrow the word gap.

How can I get started with Mapper?

Mapper is available as a single whole-school licence with no limit on how many teachers and students can benefit. To find out more or place an order, call us on 0203 325 9345, email or submit the form below.

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