Science Sampler: Word wall connectionsby: Jan Staires

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A word wall has many uses in the middle school science classroom. It is ideal for reinforcing vocabulary and connections between concepts. In this article, the author describes an interactive way to use the word wall to create food webs. In addition, an enrichment activity using the word wall as a game that students play at the end of class is also featured. Once students are comfortable with the vocabulary introduced through the word wall, they can engage in a culminating activity that allows them to work in pairs to make as many connections as possible among the words. You’ll be amazed at how many different combinations the groups develop and the various ways that the webs evolve.

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  • on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:21 AM

This article explains how one teacher takes the use of a word wall to create food webs and to play games with students to further their understanding of vocabulary and science concepts. While not a unique idea, this article might appeal to a teacher who has not used word walls before.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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