Word walls are a collection of words for
children to use to promote learning in
reading and writing. There are several types
of word walls that can be used in the
classroom such as abc words, names,
high-frequency words, word families, etc.
High-Frequency Word Wall
Words on the high-frequency word wall are
taken from Frys 1st hundred word list. 5 new
words are added to the word wall weekly. The
children do a variety of activities with the
words. As the words are added to the word
wall the children are responsible for spelling
the words correctly in their daily writing.
Fun activities to use with the word walls.
Guess the word...Give clues such as:
It is on the wall.
It has 3 letters in it.
It rhymes with hat.
It is an animal.
etc. The kids write the word when they figure it out.
Ready, Set, Spell...
Say a word from the wall.
Together say, ready, set,spell.
Spell the word together.
Word Wall Bingo...
Make a tic, tac, toe grid (9 spaces)
Children choose 9 words from the word wall that
they know and write them in the grid.
Teacher randomly calls out words from the wall.
The first player with all 9 words covered wins.
I use the Four Block literacy model in my
classroom. The high-frequency word wall is
one activity used during the working with words
block. Go to www.blocks4reading.com for
more information on the Four Blocks Framework
Colors is the theme of this week.
Alphabet Picture Wall
The star wall words are also used by the children during writing.
Because the words are sight words, most of the words are words
that the children can not sound out. The children can look to the
word walls when needing to write specific words during writing. I
give them hints such as the word you are looking for is a red star
word with 3 letters. It begins with an a. (and)
Then I have the child go point to the word on the word wall.
Star Word Wall