If your science word wall has too many words, and not enough space to post them all, consider using this Animal Picture Dictionary instead.
Give your students access to 175 pictures of some of the most commonly-used words encountered during animal study units. Words range from "arctic tundra" to "zebra" and include various habitats, diets, life cycles and general science vocabulary (hibernation, migration, camouflage).
A "portable word wall" (Size: 4.25x11); print and cut in half for two sets. Use spiral binding, or staple together to make two mini dictionaries; 175 pictures with single-word "definitions."
(25 pages / 7 pictures per page)
Teach basic research/resource skills using this scaled-down version of a dictionary. If your students can make the first sound in the word, they can find it in this alphabetically-listed "portable word wall."
Report of Information Resource: If your students are having difficulty remembering the difference between herbivore and carnivore, send them to the Animal Picture Dictionary. A quick look at the pictures (especially useful for visual learners) will help them remember basic differences.
175 WORD BANK INCLUDES: alligator, ant, antelope, antenna, antlers, artic tundra, bark, bat, beach, beak, bear, bee, berries, bird, blue jay, bunny, burr, butterfly, camel, camouflage, cardinal, carnivore, cat, catfish, cave, chameleon, cheetah, chick, chipmunk, claws, cows, crab, caterpillar, cubs, deer, desert, dirt, duck, ducklings, eagle, ears, eggs, elephants, eyes, fangs, feather, feet, fin, fish, flippers, flock, food, frog, fruit, fur, gaggle, garden, geese, gills, giraffe, goats, goldfish, grass, grasslands, hatch, hawk, hay, herbivore, hermit crab, hibernate, hills, hippopotamus, honey bees, honeycomb, hooves, horse, howl, jellyfish, jungle, ladybug, lake, lamb, leaf, leaf insect, legs, life cycle, lion, lion cub, lioness, lizard, lobster, mane, meat, metamorphosis, migration, mimic, mink, molt, monkey, moon, moose, mountain goat, mountain lion, mouse, mouth, neck, nest, nose, ocean, octopus, ostrich, owl, paw, penguins, pigs, pod, polar bear, pond, predator, prey, pupa, puppies, puppy, rabbit, river, roar, robin, roots, salmon, scales, school (fish), sea, seal, sea lion, seeds, shark, sheep, shell, shrimp, skull, slug, snail, snake, snout, spider, stalking, stingray, stream, stripes, swan, swim, tail, talons, teeth, tiger, toad, tracks, tree, trough, trunk, turtle, tusk, walking stick, watering hole, web, weeds, whale, wheat, whiskers, wings, winter, wool, zebras
* 175 color pictures
* Dictionary Front Cover
* Alternate Front Covers
* Dictionary Template (add your own pictures and definitions)
* Front Cover Template (allow students to create their own covers)
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Suggestions/revisions are always welcomed.
* All pictures, fonts and graphics used with permission from original copyright holders.*