Word Walls: More than writing on the wall

The walls of many classrooms are covered with examples of pupil’s work and other displays but are we using them to support reading and writing? In this article, the use of word walls is explained and some activities are suggested to maximise pupil engagement in these organised displays that support the development of literacy.

Author: Margie Marc

What is a word wall?

A word wall is an organised display of word cards placed on the classroom wall. It serves as a tool for reading and writing because children can notice how words are written as they look at the classroom wall.


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