Editable Reading Word Wall by Genre

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
Formats Included
  • PPTX
104 pages
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Word walls have so many uses! This editable 104-page word wall is a great color-coded visual for students to refer to all year. You can create a new bulletin board as you cover a new genre or put them all up at once and refer to the words during the year. It will create an instant colorful and organized educational reference for students and visitors to see.

Each genre has a full page heading and each vocabulary word is a half page with a definition and visual or example. It was created with 6th and 7th grade vocabulary words. There is an editable slide at the end of each genre so that you customize the word wall to fit your class.


The word wall includes:

Fiction (red)


• Rising action


•Falling action





•Plot elements

•Point of View

•Turning Point

•Sensory language

•First Person

•Third Person






•Figurative Language

Classical and Traditional Literature (blue)




•Tall tale

•Fairy tales

•Origin myth



•Rule of three

•Magic helper


•Historical setting

•Cultural setting


•Natural phenomena



•Oral tradition

Literary Non-Fiction (pink)



•Literary essay


•Historical event

•Personal narrative









•Turning Point

•Point of View

Poetry (teal)

•First person

•Third person

•Figurative Language

•Sensory language









•Narrative poetry

•Point of view










•Free verse





Drama (purple)





•Cast of characters

•Stage directions

•The set

•Actor’s lines






•Historical Context



•Plot Elements






Persuasive (yellow)







•Faulty reasoning





•Proposition and support





•Unsound conclusion


Informational (green)

•Organizational Pattern

•Compare and Contrast




•Text feature

•Table of contents

•Fact box



•Bold print









•Problem and Solution



Historical Fiction (orange)



•Cultural context


•First person

•Historical context


•Point of view


•Third person






•Author's Message



Procedural (dark yellow)


•Multi-step directions



•Factual Information


I have taught using this word wall for many years- each year adding and tweaking it. Please let me know if you have further suggestions. Happy vocabulary building!


-- Norma Lewis

Total Pages
104 pages
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