Wonderful Word Walls

What makes these word walls great?Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 5.52.28 PM

  • 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

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