Mrs Wordsmith : Making Words Fun
I absolutely love this way of teaching children new words. They are able to understand from the picture what the word means and then they have several other words that are either synonyms of the word, or work well with the word, to elevate their writing. I’ve used the system with several different children, and, without exception, they all loved the illustrations – to the extent that they were still talking (and laughing) about them several days later. How many times does that happen when we introduce new words to our children??
Over a period of 6 months, the children build their story telling vocabulary beginning with character words, and then moving onto words to help them describe the weather, taste and smell, actions, emotions and settings. So by the end of the 6 months, the children will have an extra 1500 words in their word banks, and not only that but they are interesting and exciting words, meaning that their storytelling skills will be so much more interesting too!
Over the course of the 6 months, you will receive a daily workbook where the children can work on one page a day (which they love to do, and in some cases are desperate to do more!), a folder to put all of their new words into and a pack of vocabulary cards to take with you on the go.
It’s not often that I come across a subscription service of any type that I think will actually make a difference to the children’s learning, but this one is a definite exception. I was delighted to read that Mrs Wordsmith also do a pack specifically for teachers which includes bulk amounts of the folders, books and cards – and would be an absolutely fabulous way to carry out an intervention in schools to ensure that children’s writing improves rapidly!
Disclosure: I was sent the Mrs Wordsmith subscription set in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I only ever recommend a product that I truly believe works.