I'm super excited to have a good resource to use with my students, especially since vocabulary is such a huge area. Also, it's a critical skill for our kids to have. I think we all know that despite our best efforts, many of our students may never be able use correct grammatical skills or speak/write in full sentences. By focusing on vocabulary we can give them comprehension skills to help them understand the world around them.
18 words are selected for each target grade level. The different grade levels use different kinds of animals for easy differentiation, but can easily be mixed for student needs as needed. The animal picture used with each word is consistent for every animal to help with switching between grade levels. This also allows for word/definition Match or Go Fish games.
The animals are as follows:
Grade 2 - Sea Creatures
Grade 3 - Farm Animals
Grade 4 - Forrest Animals*
Grade 5 - Wild Animals*
*Categorized the same way the clip art creator Pink Cat Studio did.
Each animal is only used with two different vocabulary words to (hopefully) help with sorting and resorting, since I'm sure we all know how easily things get mixed up as we rush from one group to the next.
Four Types of Cards are in this unit:
|Side note - but seriously, how cute is that alligator!|
Four Types of Cards:
Word Cards (color and black and white)
- Vocabulary cards are in color and black and white (not pictured) so students can personalize and color a set to keep.
Yes/No + Why Question Cards
- Yes/No question prompts followed by a why question to help you see how your student is thinking.
Antonym/Synonym Question Cards
- Check for understanding of new vocabulary in context.
A word list is included for each grade level so you can find a specific word at a glance.
Writing pages are included for Word and Sentence levels since writing words can be critical to retention of new words.
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