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My Word Bank

This final version of My Word Bank draws on school feedback about a format that was most effective for self-directed learning in KS2.

This word bank is a learner-centred resource, where students add words to the book as they are learnt and needed. Students create headings for the word bank pages according to topics or categories that are relevant to their studies, for easy access then and at later points in time.


Aside from pages for creating word lists, the second half of the book includes:

  • the top 400 high frequency words from the Holdaway sight word list
  • process writing charts in student-friendly language
  • spelling practice pages using the ‘look – say – name – cover – write – check’ strategy
  • ‘how to use your word bank’ tips for self-directed learning and early finishers.

School Use of the Word bank

Word lists should be revisited by students because they see the word bank as a useful resource to enhance their vocabulary, spelling and writing. Word bank pages can be included as self-managing activities during guided reading or learning-from-home time.

The KIP units integrate the word bank in the lessons.

Schools may choose to print the entire booklet or sections that are relevant.

For more information about vocabulary in KIP, see the KIP Teacher Manual: Section 11.

To enhance the teaching content, teachers can exercise their professional judgment and consult relevant scholarly work when adopting the learning and teaching resources prepared by educators and other teachers. In support of the implementation of the English Language Education KLA Curriculum, teachers can also select appropriate parts of the resources for classroom learning or extended learning based on pedagogical consideration and the learning needs of students.

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