Jen from The Teachers' Cauldron is hosting her first linky! We are all taking snapshots of our word walls to get a little inspiration for next year :) Here is mine. (I actually put my words back up after state testing for this pic...)
I color code my words so I can refer to them more easily. I teach 4th grade in Florida which is when we do the state writing assessment.
Here is my key:
Yellow are my "sentence starters" - "I want to see at least 7 sentence starters in your paper today."
Red - are commonly misspelled words I find in student papers
Hot Pink - our "hot words" or our "repertoire of words" - these are high-level vocabulary words I find in books we read or just ones I like to use
Orange - external transitions for essay writing
I'd love to see your Word Wall! Link up!