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 writers.
Word banks are a written list of key vocabulary words or phrases for students to draw from when they’re writing. They’re a simple, yet powerful teaching resource that familiarises pupils with a specific group of words and help promote independent work.
At Pobble, we believe children learn best when they are empowered with additional materials to support them with their writing. With that in mind, we've harnessed the power of word banks. On Pobble, you can find a selection of ready-made word banks, we've added these to lots of our premium lessons to support your teaching. We've also built a unique tool that allows you to quickly generate a colourful word bank yourself or easily edit Pobble Word Banks before printing and sharing with your class.
The benefits of word banks ✏️
Most students, especially younger and more reluctant writers, can find it challenging to include specific details in their writing. Word banks can be used to enhance writing lessons and their versatility means they can be used for a variety of subjects. They offer many benefits to teachers and pupils alike, including:
Word Banks are simple to create and print to support your writing lessons, but there are many other ways you could use them to support your teaching. Check out these ideas:
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