What is a Word Wall?
A word wall is a collection of words which are displayed in large visible letters on a wall, bulletin board, or other display surface in a classroom. The word wall is designed to be an interactive tool for students and contains an array of words that can be used during writing .
Why use Word Walls?
- They provide a permanent model for high frequency words
- They help students see patterns and relationship in words, thus building phonics and spelling skills
- They provide reference support for children during reading and writing activities.
Each week your child will be working with a new set of words at school and at home. The goal is for your child to read and spell the words automatically. Many of the words will be "Trick Words" that can not be sounded out. To memorize the spellings of these words, your child can chant the letters out loud while clapping their hands or stomping their feet. Children may also "sky write" the words by drawing the letters in the air with their arm outstretched and their finger pointed. Some children will benefit from writing the words in a tray of sand, using their finger. The website http://www.starfall.com has many activities to help your child with spelling and reading.Week 1: the I a and to is his doWeek 2: you be has we she as me heWeek 4: *cat bus dig bed of for or wasWeek 5: nonsense wordsWeek 6: *thin shed chop whip have from does hereWeek 7: *thick rash rich shock quick deck much thudWeek 8: *will off mess buzz who what when wereWeek 9: *all tall mall shell where there are putWeek 10: *am an Dan ram Pam too very alsoWeek 11: I'm isn't didn't it's I'll wasn't can't don'tWeek 12: *bug pups paths chills why by my tryWeek 13: *clocks necks kicks packs some come her overWeek 14: number eight nine five four seven three twoWeek 15: *thing fang song lung would could should intoWeek 16: *junk bank honk sink say says each ourWeek 17: wing sang sank chunk thinks thanks rinks honksWeek 18: *best truck swish camp see between any manyWeek 19: *bunch ranch shrug pinch how now down friendWeek 20: *not melt stop gulp out about other another