When I introduce new word wall words, I have the words written in big black marker onto a brightly colored flash card. These words are kept in a pocket chart all week long until we ceremoniously add them to the word wall on Friday. On monday the students help me make up a rhyme or a chant about each word. We sing the chant/rhyme all week long and by Friday they don't even have to look at the word they have it committed to memory! For instance: we-nt we went to a movie! Jump high j-u-m-p (clap,clap,clap). T-a-l-k don't talk to me that way! The kids love it as well as the parents. When we come across word wall words in our reading I just start the cheer and they automatically know it.