- They include selected common words – those high frequency and often hard to spell ones.
- They evolve. Well-known words come down and new ones are added.
- The words are easily visible, clearly organized, and boldly presented.
- The words are practiced, chanted, written, read.
- The students are held accountable for correct spelling of these words.
There’s a big difference in merely having a word wall and doing a word wall!
From Phonics They Use by Patricia Cunningham and Richard Allington