Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Portable Word Wall UPDATE

A couple of years ago I blogged about taking down my Word Wall. Not only was it taking up SO much space, I found that I didn't really know if my students were able to spell the words on their own or if they were always looking on the Word Wall. To help with both issues I created Portable Word Walls. They take up less space and I can see when the students are opening them up and using them.

I gave this freebie a MAJOR update. I added new pages, made the font easier to read and streamlined each page. Best part? It is still

Here are a few OLD pics of them being used in action.  These are the ones I made a few years ago.  Don't worry, I have "cutsied" them up for you!

Mine are kept in a plastic 3 pronged folder.  Nothing fancy but they are durable! The pages are placed in plastic sleeves....again...durability!
Here is a preview of the new and improved Portable Word Walls!

Here are the pages included.

 My tips and tricks for making them work well....
** I do not add a page until that season/holiday.  Before I add it, we talk about the words on the new page, so the kids are easily able to find the words they need.  

** I have one folder at each table, one at the Teacher Table, and a couple more in baskets around the room.  The kids do great sharing them and reminding each other where to find words!

** These would be most useful in a Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade classroom.

Click {HERE} if you would like it for FREE.  (I would appreciate feedback or a blog or Facebook follow!)

If there are any words you would like added or pages, please let me know and I will add them!


  1. Great post! At my school teachers are required to have a word wall on display, but I love the idea of a portable word wall as well! Last year I put together "word dictionary" booklets for my kids. Each booklet had a list of words for each letter of the alphabet and lines for the kids to add their own words. There were also pages at the back for months of the year, days of the week, family words, etc., so the kids had all the words they needed at their fingertips. Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, and other holidays/themes are not as big of a deal in the Caribbean where I teach, but if they were, I would definitely use portable word walls like yours!

    Teaching in the Tropics

  2. I LOVE the idea of a portable word wall. Thank you for sharing!!! :)