Work on Thematic Vocabulary | Semantic Knowledge | Word Retrieval
Who can build a snowman first? Students play a game (2 levels included) to collect all the parts of a snowman while learning to define wintery words.
The Snowman Definition Building Game comes with 16 winter vocabulary words.
Help your students learn winter vocabulary using auditory, visual, and kinesthetic memory aids by matching the pictured word to the category, function, and defining features included.
Students also have an opportunity to think of additional winter items and write their own definitions on blank snowmen.
The companion includes the following vocabulary pictures:
Use a tool such as EET (Expanding Expressions Tool) to aid in memory and recall of category, function, and characteristics included in each definition.
Each definition is color coded according to the following color scheme:
Green = group
Blue = function
Black/Underlined = description
Black and white PDF included.
Language 1.5.a. Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Reading: Informational Text 2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Language 2.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
Reading: Informational Text 3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Language 3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Language 3.5.b. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
Reading: Informational Text 4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Ant Definition Building Game
Winter Comparative and Superlative Grammar Cards
The Mitten Pre-Literacy Speech Companion