Lesson Plan

Wonderful Word Walls

Students will go on a name scavenger hunt as they explore the classroom word wall.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use a classroom word wall to write and spell grade-appropriate words.


(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together for the start of the lesson.
  • Pretend that you are going to write a note to one of your students. Begin to write the note on your whiteboard or chart paper, starting with “Dear.” Then pause and think aloud, “I want to write ______’s name, but I don’t know how to spell it! I wonder where I could look?”
  • Display the word wall and explain to students that a word wall is a spelling tool that can help them spell words.
  • Explain that students need to start by figuring out the first letter of the word they are looking for on the word wall.