Word Wall Words

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  1. Beezus

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    Is there any suggestion/recommendation for how big the words should be on your word wall?

    I am planning to make mine interactive, and am trying to figure out how much space to leave between my top and bottom row. I'm in my room now trying to get it put up....so any help will be greatly appreciated!!
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    I believe my words are all 120 in font size. I printed out several words at different sizes and stood at the far end of my classroom. I could read the word easily and see each individual letter.

    Hoper that helps.
     
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    Mine are 36
     
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    Hahaha! Mine are all hand printed on colored index cards. My dream is to laminate them all and put velcro on the back so the kids can remove the words and use them at their desks. So far, not happening! But they are allowed to go to the word wall and write the word down.
     
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    missv, is that real

    cause if it is your bb looks perfect.
     
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    oh and i have no space and right them on index cards cut in half, its confusing
     
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    I'm going to be really stupid and ask what you use your word wall for? I student taught in jr. high and I'm not in 4th and I've always heard "word wall" but I was never really sure what they are used for. Thanks!
     
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    MissV, it says I'm forbidden to look at that link? I'm sure it looks great, though!
     
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    They usually include vocabulary words, sight words, and students names. I think mainly so that students can see them and include them in their writing. They can also be used during instruction.
     
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    Cruiserteacher
    In the primary grades word walls usually contain high frequency words, names, simple nouns used in children's writing. My word wall is on our main white board. The words are printed on card stock and laminated. I put magnets on the back of each card so the kids can take words to their seats. We build the wall all year. First we put up the names and our first couple words then it grows all throughout the year. Its a great way for young students to learn about letters and sounds, as well as find other patterns in words.
     
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    Oh, no! It says I'm forbidden, too! Rats!
     
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