From reading, writing, to oral language, these family vocabulary activities cover it all! I use these with my ELL students, but they are great for all students needing visuals and building blocks for family vocabulary. Check out the preview for a closer look at what’s included!
This resource can also be found discounted as part of the Picture Dictionary & Vocabulary Activities Bundle
1. Vocabulary Poster
2. Vocabulary Cards:
These can be used as flashcards, a word wall, or hole punched onto word ring.
3. Lift the Flap Book (2 Pages):
Students cut on the dotted lines of the cover page to create the flaps. Then, they glue the cover page to the bottom page along the center. Two cover options are available: with clipart or without clipart.
4. Lift the Flap Foldable (1 Page):
This is an alternative to the lift the flap book for a 1 page option. Students cut on the dotted lines and then fold each side over the center images. They write the vocabulary term on the outside of the flap.
5. Interactive Mini Reader:
This is a simple book with repetitive sentence starters. Students cut out the pictures on the last page of their mini reader and glue them on their correct page.
These provide students chances to build up from simple matching to writing with the vocabulary words. They are great for independent practice or homework.
7. Discussion Starters:
Each photograph comes with an image the teacher uses to work on oral language skills through discussion. After folding the paper in half, the teacher has questions on their side and the students have the image facing them. The teacher can also see sentence starters, which can be written on the board as a support for beginning ELLs. This is great for providing vocabulary and boost writing confidence for the next activity (#8, below).
8. Photography Free-Writes:
Students have space to write vocabulary from the discussion (#7, above). Then, they write about the photograph. There are 2 writing rule width options included.
9. Vocabulary Cards:
Smaller vocabulary cards that are perfect for a matching game or Bingo.
10. Bingo Cards
: (8 cards)
Vocabulary Words: parents, mom/mother, dad/father, children, son, daughter, siblings, brother, sister, grandparents, grandfather, grandmother