I created the Mini Word Wall for my class this year and have been amazed at how much they are using it. I have a classroom word wall, which I think is important, but these Mini Word Walls just seem to be much more accessible to my students. I love that after I have copied the Mini Word Walls onto cardstock and laminated them, students can highlight words that they want to remember. This is helping my students to be more successful and confident during writing time.
I also created 4 practice activities to help students become more familiar with the words on their Mini Word Wall.
The activities included are:
Partner Find with Word Wall - Students take turns listening to the word that their partner says. They find the word on the Word Wall and then write it on their paper.
Eye Spy Word Wall – Students also work with a partner to play this activity. They begin by having one person think of a word. Then that person gives clues to help the other person guess the word. Once they have guessed the word or if they don’t guess the word after all of the clues have been given, then they tell their partner the word. After that it is the other person’s turn to give clues.
Missing Letter with Word Wall – Students write the missing letter for each word. Then they trace the word with a crayon.
Word Wall Find, Highlight, and Trace – Students find each of the ten words listed. Then they highlight and trace the words.