Interactive Word Walls so students can self assess their own sight word learnings work fantastic in my class. Students can use different colored highlighters to keep track of challenging words. They can skim through their word wall ring to find the spelling of that word they need.
They become more accountable and engaged in their learning and writing when they have the high frequency words at their fingertips.
Daily 5 word work can be gaged on the student's self assessment of their sight word vocabulary and Writer's Workshop will run so much more smoothly when students no longer have to go hunting on the word wall for spelling...they will have their own personal word wall, highlighted for their own challenge words and they will know exactly where to find it.