Debbie Diller's Tips and Suggestions for your Word Wall
1) Make a border or a grid for the letters and words to go in. This is based on brain research she is reading about and how the brain sees in borders.
2) Make the vowels one color and the consonants another color.
3) Add a picture for the beginning sound of the letter. This applies to lower grades.
4) Make the words on the word wall in black and white. The words are easier to see this way and it is a common color for words in print. I decided to put a border around the individual words based on the brain seeing in borders idea.
The materials I used to make the word wall: I used colored "Dorm Tape" that I found at the teacher store. It is similar to colored masking tape, but it is supposed to stick a little bit better than masking tape. The letters are made by Trend. They are the 4inch Venture pack. I created the picture cards using DJ Inkers and Thistlegirl clipart.
Here are a few close up pictures of the word wall.
Here are the pictures I made for the beginning sound cards.
Word Wall Pics