Successful Sound Walls in the Kindergarten Classroom

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Are you like me?  I heard all about using sound walls in the classroom and how great they can be but I had ZERO time to learn something new let alone implement a new phonics strategy in my half-day kindergarten classes.  My principal was persistent about us trying sound walls in kindergarten and the results were impressive.  At the end of the year, all of my students were able to engage with the sound wall during our writing block.  They were experimenting with new spelling patterns and actually spelling their sight words correctly.  Making the shift from a traditional word wall to a sound wall is worth it and it doesn't have to be overwhelming (I promise!).  

With Successful Sound Walls Mini-Course you'll be ready to implement a sound wall in your kindergarten classroom in no time at all.  Take the stress out of making the switch and learn how to implement a sound wall today!

successful sound wall on a portable file folder with a writing paper with a picture of a dog

What is a Sound Wall?

In a traditional word wall words are sorted alphabetically by the first letter in the word.  This makes a lot of sense to us as adults, but scientists have found it doesn't make sense for the way kids learn to read and spell.  Our brains are programmed to process sounds and to talk, not to read and write.  The sounds come first and the print needs to be explicitly taught.  So sorting words by their sounds comes more naturally to our students and it works best for the way their brains are learning.  

sound wall lesson plan template page and sound cards for p and s with teacher themed succlents

Do I have time for a Sound Wall?

Yes - you can incorporate a sound wall with what you are already doing in the classroom.  If you are ready to try sound walls but you aren't sure exactly how to use them with kindergarten students - Successful Sound Walls is for you!  I created this course for busy kindergarten teachers to share how I implemented a sound wall in my kindergarten classroom.  I share example lesson plans, lesson plan templates, and all the printables you need to create a sound wall in your classroom today!  There is even a portable sound wall option if you are low on space, teaching digitally, or just want a small version for your students' writing folders.  

teacher on a computer screen holding up the p phoneme card

Where can I learn more?

You can learn more about Success Sound Walls here.  Or if you are ready to jump in - you can purchase the Successful Sound Walls mini-course here.  Because this is a brand-new course, it is launching at an incredible price - ONLY $19!  Hurry the course cart closes on January 17th! 


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