Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Spanish Word Wall

 Several years ago, I put up a word wall in my high school classroom very similar to this one, and it has been an integral part of my classroom ever since.  These pictures are part of my new classroom design, so the colors are new, but the concept is the same.  




On my word wall, I put small Spanish words that come up all the time in stories and speaking.  Instead of assigning these words as vocabulary that they are tested on, we refer to the word wall as needed.  It is never covered up and is always available for their reference.  

When I'm teaching a lesson, such as a TPRS lesson, and one of those words comes up that the class hasn't heard or used before, I will use my laser pointer around my neck to point to it on the word wall as I say it so that they can continue to comprehend my story without me needing to break into an English explanation.  I love it!




I'm really interested in different kinds of word walls and how they are used in the foreign language classroom.  Do you have any word walls in your classroom?  If so, how do you use them?

27 comments:

  1. I have tried to implement one in my preschool through 4th grade Spanish classroom with little success. I guess the biggest problem is I am unsure of how and when to do it. I've seen them in classrooms but haven't been able to get it yet.

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    1. Hi, April!
      I must say, I know very little about how word walls in general are used in elementary classrooms, much less elementary Spanish classrooms. In my non-expert opinion, I think that the only rule about how you create your word wall is that in the end it's both useful and used!

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  2. Could I also have a copy of your word wall template? Thank you! This is so great!
    Ginacherie1664@gmail.com

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  3. Could I have a copy of your word wall template? I would love to add it to my room.... Thank you in advance!!! claudinaaizpuru@gmail.com

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  4. I would love to have a copy of the word wall template too! Gracias
    smaginnis@leisd.net

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  5. Could I Have the template for the word wall? It will help me a lot in my Spanish class for middle school,
    Muchnas Gracias.
    M.Enciso
    menciso@wisd.us

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  6. Hola y gracias por compartir. Me puedes mandar las palabras para la puerta por favor. Seria excelente.
    Gracias.
    lvargas@troy.k12.mi.us

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  7. Me encantaria tenerlo tambien. Muchisimas gracias por compartir tu trabajo.

    lpecheon@nhart.org

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  8. This is fantastic. Would I be able to have a copy of the template?
    sbetteridge@st-marys.bucks.sch.uk

    Thank you! Sally

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  9. i would love a copy of your word wall template. zayramunoz@yahoo.com

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  10. I also would like to be able to receive a copy of your word wall template. Thanks for sharing!
    mullisy@gmail.com

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  11. Buenos días Señora Pelirroja, podría compartir conmigo su trabajo de las palabras para la puerta del salón? Una amiga me mando la foto de su puerta y me ha fascinado. Muchas gracias por compartir sus ideas.
    Sra. Scappaticci
    escappaticci@powayusd.com

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  12. Hola Señora Pelirroja,
    Sería posible compartir las palabras conmigo también? El próximo año voy a empezar un trabajo nuevo y me encantaría incluirlas en mi puerta :)
    Mi correo: agilbert@uwalumni.com.
    Mil gracias!

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  13. Hola Señora Pelirroja,
    Sería posible compartir las palabras conmigo también?
    Mi correo electrónico: svalladolid@huensd.k12.ca.us
    Gracias

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  14. Hi, Could you send me a link of the words as well?
    Jenny.cheng@piggottschools.net

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  15. Hi there! Would you be able to send me a link of the words as well? Thank you! holly.riley@horizonclc.org

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  16. Hola! Would you be able to send me a copy too? Gracias!!!

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  17. Me too! Jana.Fairbanks@cushing.k12.ok.us

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  18. I would LOVE a copy too! please send me your template. I love this idea.

    Gracias!

    krystledspates@gmail.com

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  19. Would I be able to have a copy, we just started our dual immersion program in our school and this would be great to post up.
    cindy.maldonado@hallco.org

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  21. Could I please have a copy of the word wall?
    jennifer.carter@barrow.k12.ga.us

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  22. Can you please send me a copy of the word wall? I love the idea and my students are going to love it! Thanks so much! My email is tammyp146@verizon.net

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  23. Can I please have a copy of the word wall too?
    My email is elviamata20@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  24. can you also sent me a copy of the word wall? Janethq@mail.fresnostate.edu

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  25. Is there a link to your door wall words? I am about to start a K Spanish Dual Language program. Thank you! claudiamconroy@gmail.com

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  26. Hello!! Could I also get a copy of the word wall! thank you!
    labmcgavic@comcast.net

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