One way to boost vocabulary is to develop word association skills. These are task cards to help develop that skill. 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 a 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 plants, land and transportation.
The cards also lend themselves to answering wh questions, and using negatives such as does/doesn’t in sentences. I also use them for eliciting spontaneous speech when practicing articulation.
This set of cards contains 32, 2 x 3 inch cards, 16 on the subject of land and plants and 16 on transportation. To make more durable cards print 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.
A QRC code is provided to explain the answer given. Students can use this feature for self checking. It is possible to have more than one answer although only one answer is provided. You can download an APP on most mobile devices to scan and read the code. The reader is from http://www.qrstuff.com/