Word Wall Oxford 500

  10 years ago I started Jane Farrall Consulting – and also started this blog. Over this time, I have blogged quite a bit about word walls – about setting them up and using them. They are such a valuable tool for our conventional literacy learners. In Australia, the Oxford Word List is the most

Word Walls: Planning a Year of Word Wall

When we work with transitional and conventional literacy learners, we need to ensure that the Working with Words block occurs as part of their daily literacy teaching. The working with words block consists of work in two areas: phonics instruction and sight words.  This blog post will focus on sight words – and the use

Making a Portable Word Wall

Portable word walls are an important part of our toolkit when working with transitional and conventional literacy learners. I’ve written a number of posts about how to setup a word wall and how we use them – in both the working with words block and in writing. After my recent post about Using the Word

Using the Word Wall in Writing

For conventional (and transitional) students, we need to make sure they can write words which aren’t phonetically predictable – and that they can read and write high frequency words more or less instantly. The word wall activities we do in the working with words block are aimed at converting high frequency words and word family

Making Word Wall words in Boardmaker

Yesterday I published a post with a bunch of new word wall words as Boardmaker files. Keren made a comment that she had been trying to make her own – and that reminded me that a few people (especially Emma from Bullimbal School) had been asking me to make a “how-to” video. So – here

Word Walls: Getting the resources ready

In the next couple of weeks in Australia and New Zealand, our schools will finish their summer holidays, and students and teachers will return to the classrooms.  This means that lots of teachers are currently getting their resources together for the new school year ahead – including me. For students who are conventional readers and