Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What is a "Word Wall"?

The boys and girls have been learning to use our classroom "Word Wall". On the long wall in the back of our room we display the alphabet. Underneath each letter there is a place to chart words. During skills block we focus on one letter. We talk about the way the upper case and lower case letter looks and the sound that it makes. Together we make a list of words that begin with the sound and we add them to our chart on the word wall. The students are learning to use the word wall as a resource. If they do not know how to write the letter then they can refer to the wall for help. Later in the year we will display "High-Frequency Word Walls" and "Spelling Pattern Word Walls". Word Walls are an important tool in every standards-based classroom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know there are 4 children in your class who created great word lists last year in VPK. I'm sure they're doing a great job this year too!
Ashley's mom
(aka Sharon)