If you are looking for a word wall program then this unit is for you. I have included 34 weeks worth of booklets to teach your students HOW to use the word wall. It is guaranteed to make your life easier! Teaching your students to use the word wall is crucial for creating independent readers and writers.
I used the Dolch Word Lists for this pack and there is explicit teaching for the Primer, Grade One, and the Second Grade lists. I have included some words from the Pre-Primer and Third Grade lists. However, I have created word wall cards for every word in all these lists for a total of 234 words. I chose not to teach the words a list at a time so in the list overview I have colour coded the lists so you can see where that word is located. The word wall cards have colour around them to give the students an extra cuing system because as they are learning the words some children will begin by remembering what colour the word card is. You will notice that similar words (e.g. there and their) are not on the same colour. I tried to make the word wall cards as neutral as possible so that it would co-ordinate with any classroom theme. Each week focuses on 5 words and there is a teacher page and a student booklet. It is important that students are exposed to these words over and over to ensure retention.
One of the most valuable activities in this pack is "Dictated Sentences." As teachers it is very frustrating when students don’t use the spelling resources available to them. We say that word wall words are “no excuse” words however, students get discouraged if they don’t know how to use the word wall. “Dictated Sentences” is a fantastic activity to teach your students how to use the word wall. I have included the sentences for you to dictate.
Overview of Activities:
*print words 3 times
*how to make new words using word wall words
*adding word endings to word wall words (s, ed, ing)
*sight word hide and seek
*find and graph (word/font recognition)
*read and glue (word/font recognition)
*reading word wall words
*changing a "hen" to a "fox"
*using words you know to figure out unknown words
*rhymes and endings
*sound of "ph"
*words ending with "y"
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