This summer, I worked on a couple of things to help improve my writing workshop. One of the tools I created for my students was personal word walls for my students. I got the idea from some professional development I attended this summer.
The idea is for students to record the words that are challenging for them to spell. Because there are so many different levels in my class, I love the idea of individualized word lists. Students will record their words on these sheets.
If you have used personal word walls in your classroom, I would love to hear any thoughts or advice. If you would like to give mine a try, I put them on a Google doc that you can access here. I will let you know how this works in my classroom.