DLTK's Nursery Rhymes for Kids
Pussycat, Pussycat Where Have You Been Word Wall Words
Word wall Templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.
How to use word wall words:
- The Templates are found at the bottom of this page.
Wherever possible, they include picture clues. There are
four words per template.
- Introduce one sheet of word wall words (4 words) per
- Hang the words where everyone can see them.
- I like to glue them onto card stock and have a
border -- I have one border color for nouns, another
for verbs, another for adjectives, another for words
that can be a noun or a verb, etc.
- You can display them on a bulletin board, in a
pocket card or strung together like a banner around
the room (see image for what this looks like).
- When you introduce each word, have the classroom
'chant' the spelling of the word. While they chant, they
should clap their hands for each consonant and slap their
knees for each vowel. Repeat this exercise for all of the
new and one or two of the old word wall words each
- Make sure the word wall words are spelled correctly in
any writing students do
- Give the children each a copy of the word wall words
and have them hold up the correct words as they are
mentioned in the Nursery Rhyme.
Ideas for using the word list:
Word Wall Guessing Game:
- Summary: The clue giver (usually the teacher for
round one) provides clues to the word, when the child
knows what word it is, they raise their hand and spell
it. If they spell the word correctly they get to be
the clue giver (with help from the teacher)
- the teacher picks the word "king" but does not
tell the class the word he has chosen.
- Clue 1: The clue giver says, "The first clue
is that the word was added to our word wall last
- Clue 2: The clue giver says, "The word starts
with the letter K."
- Clue 3: The clue giver says, "The word is a
- Clue 4: The clue giver says, "He wears a
- Clue 5: The clue giver says, "The word rhymes
- Rather than doing this in an 'out loud' game
format, you can do it as a fun version of a spelling
test, where you have the kids spell the words based on
- Print two copies of these worksheets to play "concentration"
(the memory game).
- Or print four copies of these worksheets to play "go
fish" or "snap".
- have the children work in groups to research and
discuss the meaning of the words on the word wall, then
create individual journals (mini dictionaries) with
definitions and an example sentence for each word:
Mini Dictionary Template
- have the children chose one of the words and draw a
picture inspired by that word
- have the children write a poem or short story using
words from the word wall
The first set of Templates are the
same words as in the Feltboard Templates.
|Word Wall Templates
|Word Wall Templates
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