I use focus walls successfully across all subjects to plan and organize myself. It provides guidelines for the students, as well as, clear and concise goals for the week. The students are able to refer to the focus wall during class discussions to use “domain specific” vocabulary. We also use the focus wall like anchor charts during instruction, it helps reinforce the use of evidence-based terms throughout the day. When used appropriately it is much more than an organizational or visual tool.
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12 Header Frames in the form of two headers per page and 3 frames which take up a full page. Unit/Week, Theme, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Essential Question, Story, Genre, Comprehension Strategy, Comprehension Skill, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Strategy, Phonics, Spelling Words, Grammar Skill, Writing Trait, and Writing Prompt. It also includes the list of Weekly Vocabulary and Spelling Words.