Have you ever tried to use a CAN-HAVE-ARE chart to activate background knowledge, introduce a new topic, as a shared writing... but your students needed tons of guidance, had nothing to say, or the same student knew it all??!
Maybe it was just my class, but often little learners need more help to get started and I want to be prepared to give it to them.
That’s just the idea behind this activity! Just in case students need support I prepare these picture/word cards. Make sure your students have the key vocabulary and important concepts. Students still manipulate the information, make connections, share thinking, and give their own ideas... You're just prepared to help them if the need be!
Use these cards as a whole group discussion activity and then add them to your science center for repeated use!!! Students will manipulate vocabulary/concepts again and again!
36 picture cards (in larger and smaller formats)
2 writing extension pages