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Writing word banks: Why and how you should use them

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 19, Oct 2021
24 min read

Writing word banks: Why and how you should use them

In my previous role as a HLTA supporting SEN and EAL learners at an Enhanced Mainstream School, a huge priority was placed on using word banks because of their huge potential when supporting young wri...

Free Writing Friday

At Pobble, writing is our passion. Everything we do is about making writing exciting! That’s why, when we heard about Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday campaign we just had to get involved.

15 simple strategies to improve your class’ writing

We know the struggle is real. Getting your class to continuously hone and improve their writing skills is tough. We’ve got your back though. Here are a few practical and simple strategies to improve y...

Seven splendid spelling strategies

Parents and teachers alike try all sorts of ways to get their kids to remember their spellings. I was speaking with a fellow parent the other day who changes the password on the family iPad to one of ...

How to motivate handwriting-haters

To do it right, you need to hold the pencil correctly, coordinate your shoulder, wrist and elbow, focus on the paper, remember how all the letters are formed, and decide what to write. Phew! No wonder...

Sensory classroom strategies to inspire writing

Sensory classroom strategies are commonplace for SEND pupils. I’d argue, however, they might benefit all children. After all, many pupils find it difficult to express the sensory details that make a p...

7 smashing sensory trays for writing practice

As far as simple classroom tools go, it’s hard to beat a sensory writing tray! From those that aren’t quite at the writing stage yet, but want to develop their mark making skills, to emerging writers ...

WAGOLLs for every writing genre

Good WAGOLLs (what a good one looks like) or model texts aren’t easy to come by. Teachers often end up writing their own or using one from a textbook. It’s time to put a stop to that. On Pobble, you’l...

Mark making areas to motivate your writers

Developing early writing skills is essential to instil a love of writing. For this, providing the opportunity is key: activities don’t need to be planned if plenty of resources are available for the p...

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Using Formative Assessment to engage reluctant writers

Originally published at http://www.innovatemyschool.com.

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