Word walls…most classrooms have at least one. How do you use these in your classroom? Are your students utilizing the it daily, weekly, monthly?!?! Here are 3 ways to get your learners using the word wall on a daily basis.
Write the Room:
This activity is a standard Word Work station in our classroom. Students are able to write the room but using an alphabet page, thematic writing page or a blank paper or white board and tally up how many words they write at the end.
This is great activity for an alphabet word wall. Students can draw, color and write the words to create a dictionary. Whether your learners complete this during morning work, as a station or when they finish their work, it’ll be a hit and something that can take home at the end of the year.
These walls are a great resource for you learners and it is important to teach them how to use it and mini-lessons are a great time to do just that. During reading or writing have them use the word wall to help them spell, complete alphabetical order, form a letter, etc.
What is your favorite way to use a word wall in your classroom?