Create a Word Wall for Early Readers

Create A Word Wall For Early Readers from Standard Deviants Accelerate

When my children were younger I surrounded them with toys, games, and books to encourage them to read and to learn to have a love of reading. One of the favorite things we had was what I called the Word Wall. This was a place for them to explore and play with words.

Create a Word Wall for Early Readers

Our word wall was nothing more than a magnetic white board with magnetic letters and words that I created for it.

Supplies:

  • Magnetic white board
  • Magnetic letters (we had sets of Leap Frog letters that I used)
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Stencils
  • Laminator
  • magnets
  • Plastic bin

Directions:

  1. Using a list of common site words I created word cards for our Word Wall. I color coded the letters in the words to match the color scheme of the Leap Frog letters.
  2. With a stencil and markers I made a whole list of words and then laminated them and glued magnets to the back.
  3. I filled a shoe boxed sized plastic bin with the letter and words that I created.
  4. We then used the letters and words to play games and create sentences.

Games To Play:

  1. Have your child pull out words and say them aloud. If they don’t know them have them repeat after you.
  2. You can place words on the board and have your child create them with the letters from the box.
  3. Use simple words to create sentences on the white board. We started with things like The cat, The cat and the dog, The cat and the dog ran.

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