These vocabulary building cards were designed for early primary general education students and ELL newcomers in grades K-5. They are meant to compliment a teaching unit for sea life and pond life.
Each vocabulary card has a complimenting script for you to photo copy on the back of the card. These cards can be used by a teacher in a whole group lesson or with individual students with a paraprofessional. Extension questions are provided for opportunities to build vocabulary , grammar and conversational English. These cards can be used with an English peer buddy. In the upper primary setting, a general education fourth or fifth grader can use the script to buddy teach a newcomer student.
The direct instruction method is used with these cards to facilitate learning the English language. The DI method uses a detailed repetitive script to teach vocabulary. This method coupled with sheltered instruction experiences (in the content areas of science and social studies) is a powerful combination for language acquisition lessons. 20 cards with scripts.
These cards are also part of a beautiful language development kit. It is a must have for any ESL or early primary classroom!
Vocabulary Development Kit Set 2
Vocabulary Building Kit
Check out this thematic unit on fish and sea life. It is filled with projects, printables, and poems.
Fish and Sea Life Thematic Unit for Kindergarten Aligned with CCSS/WIDA