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The following definition is from David Spencer's Education Paragon Glossary.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Education, "A word wall is an ongoing, organized display of key words that provides visual reference for students throughout a unit of study or a term. These words are used continually by teachers and students during a variety of activities."
Word walls serve multiple purposes. Effective word walls:
- support the teaching of key words and subject-specific terminology.
- promote independence in reading and writing by building vocabulary.
- provide visual clues and reference for language learners.
- help students remember connections between words and concepts
word wall example from Heather Monahan,Teacher
Grade 7 at Macleod Public School, Sudbury, Ontario