A great way to build vocabulary is to develop word association skills. When given a set of four words students compare and contrast words to determine which word does not belong in the set of four (the odd one out). They then give their reason for their selection. This involves a higher level of thought process and awareness of word meanings beyond memorizing definitions. These task cards contain words from the categories of animals and household words.
The cards also lend themselves to answering wh questions, and using negatives such as does/doesn’t in sentences. They can also be used for eliciting spontaneous speech when practicing articulation.
This set of cards contains 28, 2 x 3 inch animal cards and 20 household cards. To make more durable cards print them on card stock. Cut the horizontal lines keeping the cards attached on the middle vertical line. You can then fold the cards on the center line. Laminate or glue the the card closed. This makes a double sided card with a front and back. The front side provides the word association task and the back side provides the possible answer. The QRC code provides the reasoning. Students can use this feature for self checking.