Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Made It: Interactive Word Wall

I'm teaming up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It

Are you tired of using traditional word walls that are never utilized? Interactive word walls are a great alternative. This one is used as a tool for my students to use with throughout the day. It contains the Dolch Sight Words and vocabulary that we've added to it throughout the year. It is by far one of my favorite tools in my classroom.


Are you tired of the traditional word wall? I know I was. This was my word wall last year. Sorry for the blurry picture. I hated it. Most of my walls are cinder block so I had to attach the words with hot glue. It took up so much space. If I wanted to add a word and the letter was up high, I would have to climb up on top of a desk just to do it. It was so annoying and I hated it. 


So I turned to my blogging friends to ask for their advice on what they used in their classroom. Several of my friends said that I had to try out the interactive word wall. I had seen this idea floating around pinterest. They raved about how much their kids used it compared to the traditional word wall so I decided to give it a try. I went to my classroom today to put mine together and I have to admit that I am slightly over excited about how it turned out. 

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade


I used some zebra letters I got at Mardel a few years ago that I had never used. They go great with my theme. I bought some small, clear command hooks at Wal-Mart and they worked perfect and are just the right size. All of my word cards were placed on a ring behind the letter card. It takes up so much less space too. 

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

This word wall allows kids to take the word cards with them. If they need to spell a word during writing time they can simply go get the letter cards they need and take it with them to their desk. Its very easily assessable. 

I made cards for all the Dolch sight words (pre-primer - 3rd grade) and cards for the Dolch noun list. 

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

For letters like X, I included words with the letter sound. 

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

The full set includes word wall headers (I didn't use them), word wall letter cover cards, and ALL of the Dolch sight words.  You can click here to see the full product or on the pictures below. 

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

Interactive Word Wall By Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

What kind of word wall do you use in your classroom?



5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This is a brilliant concept! I am now trying to figure out how I can make it work for my kinders? Thanks for sharing! :)

    Allie
    Growing Littles

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  2. Love this idea! I might try this with my fifth graders!

    Jamie
    Drop By...
    Life As I Know It

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  3. Looks great! I'm trying to free up some bulletin board space, so I am thinking about doing a subject-based word wall. All of the math words under a math header, etc. After each unit of study, we can switch out the words as we find them. After seeing yours, I think I would like to keep all the previous words at the bottom of each section for easy reference! :)

    Dawn
    Apples, Owls, and Peppermint Mochas

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  4. What size rings are those? 2 inch??/

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