I introduce vocabulary to students with pictures in order to eliminate English (and thus the need to try to translate everything!). This is the vocab sheet that I created for animals. It is quite comprehensive. Here is what is included:
whale, squirrel, ox, donkey, kangaroo, camel, zebra, horse, goat, tiger, lion, bear, ram, lamb, sheep, bunny, dolphin, elephant, seal, giraffe, wolf, raccoon, monkey, bull, turtle, fox, puppy, lizard, cow, calf, pig, mouse, rat, toad, frog, deer (two words), mule, snake (two words)
eagle, ostrich, owl, stork, duck, turkey, peacock, penguin, rooster, cock, parrot, dove, vulture, raven, canary, cardinal, robin, seagull, swan, goose
bee, spider, wasp, worm, ant, butterfly, fly, mosquito, caterpillar
flock, herd, beehive, honeycomb, bird’s nest, to milk (a cow)
Note: There is a PowerPoint that accompanies this that I use in class to go over pronunciation and clarify any pictures. It is listed separately. With the PPT, students can use them like flashcards to test their mastery of the words. Students also print out these pictures and make flashcards with the pictures.
The teaching duration of 45 minutes is if you go over it in class, practicing the pronunciation and working with the words in context. I use the PowerPoint that is sold separately to do this.
Finally, with these pictures there are so many activities you can do that are engaging!