I am ready to expand my horizons and learn new things! Starting a blog today.
My first topic will be on Word Walls. Many of use have heard about the importance of using Word Walls in Social Studies instruction – but then what? We make a pretty word wall and it hangs up all year long. How do we make them interactive and meaningful for our students? I absolutely love these higher level thinking questions associated with this word wall. It can be used as a warm-up, exit ticket or sponge activity.
Here is a close up of the questions:
Seek and Find Challenge students to search newspapers, brochures, letters, business cards, etc. to highlight word wall words.
And finally is this super fun idea! Do you hang portraits in your classroom? Dress them up with googly eyes to catch your students’ attention!