Teaching writing can be so challenging! Little writers need a lot of support, and it can be so overwhelming for you and them! Word Banks inspire little writers, prevent frustration, and really help put an end to “Teacher, how do you spell…?”
These word banks are like mobile word walls, and they are designed to meet the needs of every primary classroom! One way to use them is to create word bank folders. Each of the 34 categories comes with a folder front and a matching tab. There are 2 pages of words that can be glued inside the folder. Every single word has a matching picture to help little writers! I kept all of my folders in a basket and my kids could grab the folders when they needed to find a word. You will be amazed at how quickly they learn which words are in which folder!
Printing the word banks and sliding into page protectors is an easy way to make a class word book. Just put the pages into a binder and you've got an amazing writing tool! Two choices of covers for your word book are included! The word banks are also great for seasonal displays or for inspiring a writing center. Just print the word pages and you have a beautiful and useful display!
There are also 6 choices of “My Word” Folders included so students can create personalized folders with family names or tricky words on the inside. They can keep these folders in their desk and pull them out as needed. If you notice a little one keeps struggling with a certain word, you can add it to her folder!
Here are all of the categories included:
STEM materials words
St. Patrick's Day words
Click on the preview to see samples of how these word banks can be used in your classroom!