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Word Walls are very popular and useful in the classroom and at home. They help students recognize words that improve their writing and reading skills. Our Word Wall tool (free | member) lets you customize your own word lists in the size and fonts you need.  You can also add our clipart to help with word recognition or to coordinate with a theme.

Here are some tips for using the Word Wall tool for other purposes.

1. Create flashcards by adding 2 or 3 columns. These can be word flashcards or numerical flashcards.

2. Use the “Text to Highlight” option to highlight word families (chunks). For example: Highlight “st” in red and all your words will come out like this:

star, stare, stair, store

3. Create game board cards by writing clues or directions on each card. You may need to create these with a smaller font.

4. Create question strips to go with your reading comprehension or theme units. Use long narrow strips and a small font to place a question on one strip and the answer on another. Students can use this as a hands–on activity.

5. Create name tags for your students.

6. Create labels for your school supply cubbies or containers.

7. Label your classroom or house with words for beginning readers. Label the sink, door, etc.

Have fun with the many uses of our abctool for Word Walls.

Posted by the abcteach Team

3 Responses to “abctools Tip: be creative with Word Walls!”

  1. amita

    fantastic idea i want to implement it

  2. Ruth Scoles

    I did not see anything to use to create scrambled sentences. I work with an autistic child who is having trouble creating sentences. He is probably somewhere between 1st and 2nd grade in his ability in this area. I wanted to create worksheets using word lists to scramble words that he would need to unscramble and create a correctly punctuated sentence. Is there a means for me to do this?

  3. admin

    Hi Ruth!

    We have a Word Unscramble tool for this very purpose. You can type in words or sentences and the tool will scramble them for you.

    Find the Word Unscramble tool here: http://members.abcteach.com/word_unscramble_form.php
    Watch the video tutorial here: http://www.abcteach.com/free_flash_view.php?video_name=unscramble&list=true

    Thank you for your question. I hope this helps! For future inquiries, please contact support@abcteach.com directly for the quickest response.

    Stephen
    The abcteach Team

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    For the free users out there, take a look at our premade Word Unscrambles at the following url: http://www.abcteach.com/directory/fun_activities/word_unscrambles/

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