Word Wall vs Sound Wall
Do you know the difference between a “word wall” and a “sound wall”?
A word wall is “a collection of words which are displayed in large visible letters on a wall, bulletin board, or other display surface in a classroom.” They are usually arranged by first letter.
But that word wall is only an effective tool if the students can read or decode the words.
A sound wall works in conjunction with the explicit teaching of the phonemes – the sounds in language.
The video here will explore the benefits of changing to a sound wall.
Additional information can be found at the links below:
Understanding the How and Why of Sound Walls