Saving words in a ‘bank’ can improve writing

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Young writers often have trouble thinking of words to write. Making a word bank helps your child think of words in advance. To help, ask your child to list, for example, words that mean “said” (asked, whined, shouted, whispered, yelled, etc.). Have her write them in a notebook under the heading “said.” She might also list words about a particular topic. When writing, she can refer to her word bank to find just the right word.