Vocabulary size is the most important factor impacting on the ability for school-age children to learn new information.
As we begin to learn new words we need to be exposed to a variety of different words. This includes names, descriptive words, verbs and location words.
When we have a depth of vocabulary we need this information to be well
organised. Children with normally developing language naturally build up layers of meaning for the new words they learn. They are able to understand the links and differences between semantic concepts such as synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and categories. However, some children need our support to develop these
This resources focuses on developing links between words through examining similiarities and differences.
The resource contains 8 pages of general vocabulary followed by specific vocabulary sets for clothing, community, food, games/sports, and nature.
Preparing the resource
Choose the set to be printed
I recommend laminiating the pages for durability.
The cards can be used as a stand alone reosurce or with the games provided
Pick a card, ask the child to comment about how the items are the same and/or
The cards can be used by themselves or with a game.
Out and about