Here is a great way to develop those Common Core speaking and listening skills early in the year! This file contains step by step lesson plans for describing, listening, answering, asking and discussing through a study of color words and colors.
Plans are applicable to all of the eleven colors presented. Activities within the plan can be broken up to accommodate your time allowance. You can also choose from the activities and do only the parts you wish for any color. There is a reproducible for each color with the color word to read and trace. There are words for the learner to read to find the target word and color with the correct crayon. There are directions for drawing something of the color which will be used for speaking and listening activities.
Includes a Speaking and Listening Assessment which works well with these activities as well as with your other activities.
Common Core Standards:
Tips for implementing:
Do the drawing on the back of the sheet.
Use colored copy paper when reproducing the sheet for white so the white crayon shows up!
Pair stronger students with you neediers ones to facilitate better language skills.
Students may trace the color words instread of coloring the boxes.
As a time filler, have students color in the "other" colors.