If you teach elementary students, you probably have a word wall, but a word wall doesn't meet the needs of all students. I'm sharing the reasons I stopped using a word wall and what I do instead in this post. Your second-grade and third-grade students may have more writing success with word wall alternatives like personal student dictionaries. Grab free differentiated word lists and read about the word wall alternatives that my 2nd and 3rd-grade class loved! #wordwall #studentdictionary
Having a wide vocabulary is a huge part of what helps students to be successful in both reading comprehension and writing. This is why vocabulary is one of the National Reading Panel’s five core elements
I've been using a Word Wall with my high school students for 9 years now, and the results have been incredible. How: I have 90-minute classes, so I'm able to give my students 8-10 minutes of free reading time each day. I put this time at the BEGINNING of the class for several reasons. 1.