WHY USE ILLUSTRATED WORD WALLS IN SCIENCE?
Science is a terminology dependent subject that demands students learn new and often times challenging vocabulary. Knowledge of new vocabulary is essential to help increase comprehension and assist students in making connections between and among concepts. Students who are given the opportunity to interact with the vocabulary are more likely to remember it. By posting the illustrated word wall cards in the classroom, students are provided with engaging visual cues.
The use of a word wall in a classroom can be a highly effective teaching strategy to improve literacy skills. Word wall activities encourage active student participation.
★Gestures, such as pointing to key words during a lesson, offer visual reinforcement which can be very helpful for students.
★Use the editable cards to create add additional vocabulary words which students suggest.
★Students can use the cards to categorize and sequence concepts.
★Students can remove words from the wall and create connecting statements about the words, for example: cells make up tissues, and tissues make up organs.
ILLUSTRATED WORD WALLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL GRADES 2-6 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TOPICS!
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ILLUSTRATED WORD WALL CARDS ARE A GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE YOUR SCIENCE UNIT
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