This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book Seeds of Change by Jen Fullerton Johnson. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I pre-teach this vocabulary before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For all words, I provide a simple, student-friendly defininition and two different visuals so that ELLs don't latch onto the wrong meaning.
For English language learners (ELLs), vocabulary development is especially critical for their ability to read and comprehend texts. The selection of vocabulary words to teach ELLs can be grouped into three tiers. The words and phrases here are a thoughtful mix of tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 words.
This would also make a great vocabulary study for native English speakers!
This is a fairly long book with many challenging words, so I have divided into two sections. There are no page numbers, but the second part (part 2 of the vocabulary) begins when Wangari leaves her village to go study in the city.
The words previewed here with visuals and simple definitions are:
the Kikuyu, Kenya, mugumo tree, beckon, fig, ancestors, nourishment
skyscraper, customs, professor, criticize, green belt, sapling, corrupt
Following the presentation of the words, there is a "let's practice" section where students can match the definitions and pictures to the words (provided in a side bar). In addition, there is a slide at the end with printable vocabulary words (with visuals) for use on a word wall or pocket chart.
This is a fully editable Powerpoint, so if you want to add or remove slides, you can do so easily. I personally love being able to adapt TPT resources to suit the focus of my class!