Vocabulary Ninja Books

Vocabulary Ninja Books

Vocabulary has to be the single most important aspect of a modern curriculum. Explicit and engaging vocabulary teaching has the power to promote independence in learners, ignite imaginations, deliver understanding and raise education standards in schools. From the creator of the Vocabulary Ninja website and app comes an essential toolkit of strategies and resources to supercharge primary pupils and transform them into vocabulary ninjas! With a focus on English and rich language banks associated with genres and topics, the ideas for reading and writing can be applied to any National Curriculum area and are perfect for modelling and scaffolding writing. This practical guide also features theory, teaching approaches and photocopiable activities, as well as vocabulary, etymology and phrases to bring the primary curriculum to life. If you’re searching for an exciting and captivating approach to bring vocabulary into the primary classroom and see a significant impact on pupil confidence, oracy and academic outcomes, look no further than Vocabulary Ninja.

With a focus on English and rich language banks associated with genres and topics, the ideas for reading and writing can be applied to any National Curriculum area and are perfect for modelling and scaffolding writing. This practical guide also features theory, teaching approaches and photocopiable activities, as well as vocabulary, etymology and phrases to bring the primary curriculum to life. If you’re searching for an exciting and captivating approach to bring vocabulary into the primary classroom and see a significant impact on pupil confidence, oracy and academic outcomes, look no further than Vocabulary Ninja.

BUY THE BOOKS From our selected partners

Customer Reviews

A limited vocabulary can have a profound impact on a child’s understanding, their progress and enjoyment of learning. What the Vocabulary Ninja does in this book is suggest that spending from as little as 5 to 15 minutes daily could make a difference to the children in your class.
I love the way the book is organised part 1 is the theory and background, words are so powerful and the Vocabulary Ninja shares display ideas for your classroom . Part 2 is the Vocabulary Ninja Teaching Toolkit – a range of ideas that I can’t wait to use. Two of my favourites are looking at the etymology of words and having a word of the day with examples given. Looking at etymology in the last term helped my class to remember subject specific words e.g. Isosceles comes from Greek isos = equal and skelos = legs. Part 3 has additional resources including links to websites so that you too can become a Vocabulary Ninja! An excellent resource for teaching vocabulary – thank you! – Primary Teacher – O Singh

I very rarely recommend ‘education’ books however this book is unusual to me as it is absolutely perfect for a range of educators: those beginning their training and needing practical guidance; those new entrants to the profession with so much to grapple with and coordinate and those with years of experience who might like new slants/ideas on a topic that is at the heart of Literacy. Full of imagery to exemplify the points being made the book combines being and easy read with simple, practical and effective ideas and examples. Some of the, ‘ at a glance,’ sections provide a quick check for tired brains! – Teacher and SEND Consultant – C Allen

As an NQT, I came across vocabulary ninja through teachers I follow on twitter and it has transformed my classroom ethos completely. I have been using ‘word of the day’ since September and if I forget to do it, the children will tell me about it! I decided to buy this book to see how I could further develop the vocabulary of my pupils, and I was not disappointed! There are a plethora of practical activities which are engaging and can be brought straight into the classroom. Teaching children who do not necessarily experience those ‘tier 2’ words outside of school they absolutely thrive learning new words and are so much more confident using their new vocabulary in their independent writing. I would recommend this book to anybody who believes in the power of words and thank you for supporting my teaching this year! Primary Teacher – Hayley T