Hi friends! There has been a LOT of buzz about switching from word walls to sound walls this year. I am so happy to be hearing all of the buzz and seeing teachers diving into learning a "new" way of teaching reading. I say "new" because the research has been around for years!! Finally, the switch is happening. Let's talk about what a sound wall is and the benefits of a sound wall versus a word wall. Sound Wall vs. Word Wall To be 100% honest, I never had a word wall in my cl
This is the phonics wall in a first grade classroom at Haslet Elementary School. The wall contains different phonemes that are consistently referred to in the class. Additionally, the phonemes directly correspond to words on the word wall in the classroom. As students are sounding out/spelling words, the teacher encourages them to use this phonics wall to associate different vowels to their sounds. I have found this to be one of the most useful tools in the classroom regarding phonics.
We added more tricky words to our wall - week by week we are reading them and trying to apply one or 2 in our phonics sentence writing! . #TopTip- We sound out words that we can sound out but we spell out the tricky words using letter names! . . . #trickywords #sightwords #teaching #mummyblogger #trickywordwall #learningwall #words #spelling #eyfs #homeschooling #mamateachesme #literacy #display #learningrooms #classroom #teachermama #homeeducation #homeeducator #phonics