Literacy 4-6

Systems Change


A word wall helps build Vocabulary for reading fluidity. Doing activities with the wall, such as gesturing, encourages participation, helping students remember the words even better.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how a teacher uses a word wall in a game format to promote recall of high frequency words. These Vocabulary words can also be posted in the classroom as a reference for students as they are writing.

  • Learners can refer to word walls in their classrooms or personal word walls on their desks as visual support during class activities. Using external memory aids like this helps students increase their ability to read and write new Vocabulary words.
  • Design It into Your Product

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    By using Padlet, students and teachers can co-create word walls, helping to move words from Short- to Long-term Memory. Watch this video to see how collaborative digital word walls can support learning.

  • A digital word wall can adapt, and previous word walls can be referred to with ease. Providing this type of word wall can bring Working and Long-term Memory into action.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy