I am trying to come up with a better way to do my word wall. Truthfully, I don't think the word wall is a necessity. Every year that I have had one, I don't think my students actually use it for any thing merit worthy. My students last year refered to it only when I told them to check the word wall for something. Otherwise, they did not independently go to it to look at the words. I am thinking about having the kids do a personal word word on a folder where they write the words on it and then take the folder out when they need it. I think this might be part of thier mini offices. I do not have a lot of wall space and I can think of better things to put on the wall that will likely be more useful. I only have one and a half walls that I can put stuff on because I have one wall of windows and another wall with the white board on it that takes up the whole wall. I am required to have a data display, student word display, rules, creed, and behaviour chart amoung other things. So my question is, has anyone tried this? Does anyone have a better idea?