Try this alternative to displaying thematic word banks on word walls, SMARTBoards or chalkboards. For each unit of study, write related words on 3X5 index cards and post them on a small corkboard. You can use colored index cards, add a thin border, background paper and even novelty thumbtacks for a real eye-catching look. Prop the board at a center, on a chalkboard ledge or in another appropriate spot when in use. At the end of each unit, remove the cards from the corkboard and store them in a labeled envelope until next year. Another option would be to laminate the cards and the envelopes and allow the students to use them at a center for review. When the board is not in use, slide it somewhere out of sight. You’ll save precious space and be organized too.