Classroom Design


Word Walls

Classroom Design—Join Me in End-of-the-Year Reflection

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A simple yet powerful system to take advantage of the seasonal nature of schools through reflection, rejuvenation, professional development, and setting intentions. 

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Word Walls–Including Content Words

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We've found word walls to be tremendously valuable to students of all ages. 

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Wonderful Word Walls

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Students of all ages benefit from well-planned and organized word walls. 

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2 Different Word Walls

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Trish has designed two word walls in her room. One meets the needs of the students who like to look up, copy, and get back to work. The other meets the needs of those who need to have the word right in front of them. The latter provides a legal movement opportunity. We love how Trish honors various learning styles!

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Word Collectors

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Rethinking your system for how and when you collect interesting words may help turn your students into Word Wizards. Trish shares six ideas.

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Tune In to Interesting Words with a Word Collector

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This video contains much more than just teaching a child how to use a word collector to work with his Vocabulary goal.  

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Magnetic Paint and Whiteboard Paint

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This simple do-it-yourself idea is great for Word Work and Word Walls.  

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A Word Collector: A Tool to Increase Vocabulary

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This simple form is a great tool for the children who are focused on increasing their vocabulary. It makes collecting, learning, and retrieving vocabulary easier, help student's comprehension increase, as well as incorporate the new words into their writing and oral conversations.

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