I have a large magnetic word wall in my classroom, but the boards are too high and in accessible to the students. A few years ago I created a portable word wall for my students to use. We use the 220 Dolch words at my school, so those are the words on the word wall.
I copy it back-to-back on neon cardstock so the students can keep the word wall in their folders. A few other teachers print each paper and adhere them to file folders for the students to use as offices. I like that, when I copy them back-to-back, the word walls are easily accessible and not as fussy as folders.
I introduce them by playing the game eye spy. So I will say “I spy a word that starts with /l/”. I have 2 or 3 kids guess, then give the next clue. "”I spy a word that starts with /l/ and has a double vowel.” The game helps the kids to get a sense of how to use the board and calls their attention to features of the words. I have had them play this game in centers and have suggested it to parents for play at home.
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