This is a ten slide Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. I made this to provide visual vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For some words, I provide two different visuals so that ELLs don't latch onto the wrong meaning.
The words are primarily tier two and tier three words. The words previewed with visuals and simple definitions are: tar, hoist, floodlight, track, claim, union, and girder. I also begin with a photo of the George Washington Bridge for discussion.
This Powerpoint is fully editable, so if you want to add or remove slides, you can do so easily.