I checked out the Santa Maria Bonita school district website to look at their ideas for using Houghton Mifflin reading and read the information about "focus walls". Basically, the wall is based on the theme currently being used for HM reading. There's a family letter that states the theme and invites students to bring in objects for the focus wall. It looks like the teacher puts high frequency words, vocabulary words, and skills being taught on the focus wall. Has anyone used focus walls? Any ideas where I might find more information? I googled "focus walls", and the only site I found that referred to education was the Santa Maria Bonita site. Thanks.