Sunday, September 1, 2013

Personal Word Wall Poster



I've been brushing up on the upper levels of the guided reading groups using Jan Richardson's wonderful book...

I love the clear wording and suggested activities for each level of reader!
I can create simple lesson plans to make each group time count for the readers that I'm meeting with during that small window of time...10-15 minutes...

She provides a personal word wall in the book to help students write using correct spelling and since that's going to be a big push to get things on the hall wall this year...I've made a copy of the "personal word wall words" from her book for each students writing journal.  The thought is .... 80% of the words listed on this personal 100 word wall list are in our everyday writing...so if we can sound out the rest and use our phonic skills to write and then have them "check the list" under letter ____ to see if you've spelled a word in your second sentence right...they'll become better with the spelling as they progress with their writing...

I've created a large "Swamp Frog Word wall" to hang in a prominent area of the room....
to be determined...
so that we can refer to both of the resources and so that I can practice some words in small groups during the writing words time...


I've noticed there's TONS of personal word wall thoughts out and about on the NET... 
just google personal word walls and see all the links that show up...
Cheryl Signmon offers a free blank word wall chart HERE or check out her site HERE
Using My Teacher Voice has a free personal word wall for download HERE
A Love for Teaching has a blank word wall template HERE

How or do you do a word wall?...how useful is it?....how does it fit in with your writing?

I Love this book!  It's been a go to book for my K-2nd grade reading groups throughout the years!



enjoy,

2 comments:

  1. It is my go to book too! Great for beginning or "old" teachers! :)

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  2. Hi Heidi! I just got this book! Looking forward to reading it.

    Lori @
    Bee the Change
    Mrs. Faas’ First Grade

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