This will be a really quick blog to point people in the direction of a brilliant website. It is a re-branded and re-named – it used to be ‘Lend Me Your Literacy’ – and is now called Pobble. My absolute favourite section, which is an essential for the busy teacher, is Pobble 365. It has a new picture to stimulate writing on a daily basis. These pictures are fantastic and they can’t help but get the creative juices of the children flowing.
This is support by a story starter for KS1 and KS2, including writing tick-lists, a set of questions to develop deeper thinking, a sentence challenge – brilliant for SPaG lessons, sick sentences – again great for SPaG and Picture Perfect which asks children to respond creatively either through drawing or words. Even better is it is completely free!
If you go on the main Pobble site you can look at children’s work that has been published and if you register you can publish your writing too. Great for motivating even the most reluctant writer, but it also great to use to critique a specific story type or to create a class WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) using the best elements of the published work.
In fact if you read the blog there is an almost endless number of uses for the site.