These PowerPoint Presentations correlate with stories from Houghton Mifflin's Theme 3: Chinatown, A Trip to the Firehouse, Big Bushy Mustache, and Jamaica Louise James. I use these Powerpoints to introduce students to new words for the first time. The visuals help students build background knowledge about new words and to discuss what they see. The sample sentences are a model for how to use new words, and sentence frames provide support for oral discussion.
The words are color-coded to match parts of speech: red=nouns, green=verbs, blue=adjectives, orange=other. Once students learn the vocabulary routines we use in our class, I begin to discuss and sort words based on their part of speech.
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