About This Teaching Strategy
The Word Wall teaching strategy creates a place in the classroom where students display the meanings of important ideas using words and pictures. As students encounter new vocabulary in a text or video, creating a word wall offers one way to help them comprehend and interpret ideas in the text. It is also an effective way for students keep track of new terms they’ve learned in a unit of study. Vocabulary terms that you might add to your class word wall include bystander, perpetrator, genocide, democracy, tolerance, nationalism, and prejudice.