Word maps and charts help students expand word meanings and discover relationships between vocabulary terms. These vocabulary maps help students visualize the components of a definition. "Expanding the definitions helps students attain a better metacognitive awareness about how well they know a term," (CRISS, Third Edition).
This printable word document has not been saved as a PDF so that you can change the vocabulary words. Place the mouse/curser on the adjective and click to highlight that text box. You can then change retype the adjective. Continue to retype and print until all the adjectives you are teaching have a card.
1. Give each student a printed notecard with his or her adjective.
2. Allow students 30 minutes to identify the definition, find synonyms, antonyms, write a sentence and then draw a picture.
3. Have students present their adjective and notecard to the class.
4. Display on a word wall or bulletin board.