Academic Vocabulary Wall Cards with Pictures

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1st - 4th
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Students will blow you away when they use these visual academic word wall cards with pictures for critical tier 2 academic vocabulary in their speaking and writing. Definition and sentence for each included to go along with the visual image help promote vocabulary building. Color and black versions, as well as large and small sizes to fit your needs. The black versions look amazing on colored paper. Just print and laminate for use every year.

Large size: 8.5" x 2.75"

Small size: 5" x 1.6"

Newly added editable templates to design your own words! Redownload to see the pdf in the file for more about how to get yours.

There are 21 words included (and are subject to additions): alliteration, categorize, compare, comprehend, connections, contrast, demonstrate, describe, details, determine, develop, distinguish, draw (inference or conclusion), explain, locate, identify, recognize, recount, retell, suggest, support.

These words are to be introduced by the end of first grade, and reviewed every year thereafter.

These words were chosen by highly qualified educational *researchers. They have published documentation that proves these words to be the most critical to prepare students for college and career. These words have been found to be used in more than 80% known standardized tests.

*Sprenger, M. (2013). Teaching the critical vocabulary of the common core. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

This resource is part of a series of other critical vocabulary resources:

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).


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