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Paper Plate Bat

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Using a small paper plate, paint black with black finger paint, let dry. Cut triangle shapes from black construction paper, 3 for each wing and   >>>

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Word Walls: Beyond Spelling Words

October 25, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

Are your students still struggling with some of those spelling words from weeks ago? Are you interested in ways to introduce new vocabulary or encourage more “colorful” writing? With a little bit of planning beforehand, a word wall is not only a great use of bulletin board space, but an excellent learning tool for your students. According to T2T contributor, Sally Olson, “A word wall is a systematically organized collection of words displayed in large letters on a wall or other large display place in the classroom.” There really are no set “rules” for word walls and you will find plenty of variations on the idea. Below, contributors to our T2T mailing list share some of their ideas and opinions. Be sure to check out Sally Olson’s contribution as well, which includes 24 activities for word walls and a word list.