Much has been noted in research, especially Marzano and Simms, about the importance of a strong vocabulary and student success. Many of the Common Core Standards place an emphasis on vocabulary words and developing a good vocabulary with children. Beck, McKeown and Kucan presented 3 tiers to categorize vocabulary, based on how often the word occurs and the range of subject areas where that word might be used. This set includes tier 2 and tier 3 Science-related words for Kindergarten. Print, cut and laminate the cards then display them on your focus wall or bulletin board. They can also be printed smaller for children to cut out and glue into their vocabulary notebooks. Each card is beautifully illustrated and includes a simple explanation of what the word means.
Check back soon for Science Vocabulary Cards for grades 1 and 2 and ELA, Math and SS Vocabulary Cards for grades K-2.
---by Kelly Caldwell---