Alphabetical Word Wall Bulletin Boards

Alphabet word walls are great for students to see patterns and relationships in words. The words need to be large enough that they can be easily read from across the room. They must be written or printed in fonts that have suitable letter styles. They must look they way you would teach students to write them, especially letter 'a' and 'g'. The letter headers at the tops can be in all caps but I prefer to have both the capital letters and lower case letters together.

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  • Use a dry erase word wall: This dry erase word wall has large letter cut-outs as the headers. The dry-erase background uses two sheets, one above the other. The benefit of a dry erase word wall is that it is easy to add or remove words because they are written in, rather than stuck on as word cards.

  • Change out the borders to match your theme: This is a beautiful Spring themed word wall bullletin board with a rainbow trim.

  • Use letter cut-outs for headers: Large letter cut-outs usually come in either upper case or lower case alphabet sets. These scribble shaded letters come in two sizes; 2" and 3" and they are magnetic! Use colorful whiteboard markers to write the word lists in colors to match the letter cut-outs.

  • Faux clipboard Alphabet Word Wall: At a glance, this word wall looks like a work display bulletin board with clipboards but is is really black sheets of cardstock laid out for each letter.

  • Spanish word wall: These gold letter cut-outs were used with colorful cardstock sheets to make the letter headers.
  • List the words vertically on a ribbon: This is a classic display style for alphabet bulletin boards. Hang a ribbon under each letter header and add the corresponding word cards to the ribbons.

How to Store Word Wall Cards
Word wall cards can be used over and over each year as long as they are stored properly during the periods that they are not on your wall. Below are ideas for storing your word wall cards.

  • Store word wall cards in a binder pouch: Store in a zippered pouch that has the three holes to fit into a three-ring binder.
  • Store them in an art bin box: If you have long ward wall cards, this art bin is ideal for storing them. These are the boxes that can double as storage for bulletin border trims and for word wall cards.

For making your word wall stay up on cinder block walls, I have some helpful tips in this blog post.

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