Word Wall

What Is A Word Wall?

The Word Wall is primarily made up of high-frequency words. They are the words students encounter most frequently in their reading and need most often in their writing. Each week 4-5 new words are introduced. We practice reading and spelling these new words and then at the end of the week, they're placed on the word wall. The children are held accountable for the correct spelling of these words.

The Word Wall will also have some word family words. These are words that are used to help children to spell and write other words with the same spelling pattern; for example, the word fun can be used to write run, bun, gun, sun, etc. On our Word Wall, these are called transfer words and they have a red dot so that the children can easily identify them.