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Word Walls in Upper Elementary Grades
Old 09-30-2007, 06:05 AM
 
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Does anyone use Word Walls in their classrooms in Grades 4-8? I teach 5th grade and am not sure how to work one in. We team-teach for a few classes, so I teach all subjects (SS, Spelling, Religion) and Reading/English to both 5th grade classes. There are a lot of vocab. words associated with these subjects, so I would like to use a Word Wall but don't know how to work it in. I also have limited space.

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I have a huge word wall in my classroom. I have it separated into 3 sections for math, science, and social studies (the subjects I teach)
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We just got a directive to do a word wall. Have never done one. I teach SS and Communication Skills to 6th graders. How would I do a word wall?
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Portable Word Walls
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First- what will be the purpose of your word wall? Do you want just the word up for reference when writing/ talking about the subject? Or do you want pictures to help the def. "stick" in the students' minds?

I just use a LARGE pocket chart and sentence strips for my word wall. My purpose is just to have the words for reference.

Since your kids don't just stay in your room, you may want to think about portable word walls. Use file folders for each student.

If you want to use visuals, you can use google images or have students draw the picture. I have had students "draw the word". For example, if they write Lasso, each letter would be made out of a lasso.

You could also use Chart Paper and have a different paper for each subject/ topic.
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Vocabulary Wall
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I use a "vocabulary" wall rather than a "word" wall. Once new words are added, I challenge the students to find the meaning and use it throughout the day in their converstaion. Once a week, we go over the words on the wall and discuss the part of speech, origin, and the use of the word in day-to-day conversation.


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I teach fourth grade and my student use our classroom word wall often. I start with just the letters of the alpahbet. As we encounter new words, I add them. I keep a basket of notecards, cut in half, near the board. I write synonymns/anytomns and/or the defintion on the back of each word. I put the words up with fun-tack...then the kids can always check the meaning.

Prior to making my own, I used a store bought word wall. THe children did not utilize the words because they were meaningless to them. I find the new method works so much better.
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State Standards ~ of course!
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I have key words from our state standards posted.

When we discuss the standard that we're working on, we usually single out those words.

I don't know how helpful it is to the kids ~ but, somehow, it feels very right.

So it stays!

I also post vocabulary words.

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