This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book Chinatown by William Low. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I pre-teach this vocabulary before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For all words, I provide a simple, student-friendly defininition and two different visuals so that ELLs don't latch onto the wrong meaning.
For English language learners (ELLs), vocabulary development is especially critical for their ability to read and comprehend texts. The selection of vocabulary words to teach ELLs can be grouped into three tiers. The words and phrases here are a thoughtful mix of tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 words. The words previewed here with visuals and simple definitions are: Chinatown, grocery store, tai chi, graceful, barely, furious, celebration.
Following the presentation of the words, there is a "let's practice" section where students can match the definitions and pictures to the words (provided in a side bar). In addition, there is a slide at the end with printable vocabulary words (with visuals) for use on a word wall or pocket chart.
This is a fully editable Powerpoint, so if you want to add or remove slides, you can do so easily.