What’s in Wordsmith?

  • Whole novels for suspense and engagement
  • Interactive non-fiction for breadth
  • Poetry to explore the beauty of language
  • Live units that give a sense of purpose and an audience
  • Bite-size active grammar blasts
  • In-depth support for teaching grammar explicitly and implicitly
  • Digitally searchable bank of resources.

Wordsmith structure chart

Wordsmith component chart


Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry

The joy of reading aloud is central to Wordsmith. All of the texts in Wordsmith have been selected for their quality, power and teaching potential and are the very best models for children’s own writing.

Grammar and Spelling

Grammar is taught in two ways throughout the units of work in Wordsmith – as discrete grammar ‘blasts’ introducing and teaching new concepts – and as an integral part of comprehension and composition activities.
Children learn how a particular grammatical device adds to the meaning and syntax of a piece, and practice using it to the same effect.

Planning and Assessment

Wordsmith gives you a wide and varied menu of lesson ideas and activities, with a huge library of supporting resources, all available at the click of a button. Follow the plans to the letter, dip in and out, or adapt and build on them to suit the needs of your class.

Formative assessment is an integral part of Wordsmith, with self-checking and peer-marking sewn throughout, plus advice in the teaching guidance around giving formative assessment during group and individual practice activities and compositions.

And of course, among the activities for each unit there are plenty of individual writing and grammar tasks that you can collect in for marking, to keep track of individual progress.

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