If you teach elementary students, you probably have a word wall, but a word wall doesn't meet the needs of all students. I'm sharing the reasons I stopped using a word wall and what I do instead in this post. Your second-grade and third-grade students may have more writing success with word wall alternatives like personal student dictionaries. Grab free differentiated word lists and read about the word wall alternatives that my 2nd and 3rd-grade class loved! #wordwall #studentdictionary
Word walls are an important tool that students use to work independently during writing time. Help your students get more out of writing workshop by using a personal word wall folder. No matter if your students are writing independently or conferring with the teacher, they will always have the tools that they need to work independently.