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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Word Walls in Sam Dunbar's Room, Social Studies at Mt. Blue - But how do you handle this in High School with so many students?

The large numbers of students at the high school level,makes using word walls a challenge. Sam handles this by using a pocket chart - traditionally used at the lower grades. But it works!

Charts are labeled according to division of students. Words can be written on large note cards and easily added or removed as they are used in a unit.

Sam also displays class work done for students to refer to as they work through their units. Research supports the need for students to be able to access this knowledge quickly in order to embed these understandings in their schema and build comprehension.

Thanks for sharing, Sam! Please keep us posted!

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