Common Core stresses the importance of vocabulary in every subject. How does a teacher introduce all of these words a student needs to know? This matching activity focuses on Thanksgiving and history. The jigsaw puzzles are self-correcting, students automatically know when they have the correct answer. This hands-on activity can be used to introduce or review words. (Use only a few if you are introducing the words.) The puzzle pieces fit perfect in a pocket chart but they also can be used on a table or floor.
Jigsaw puzzles are a simple low maintenance center that students love. The visuals used in this resource enhance learning concepts and vocabulary.
Here is what is included:
*30 jigsaw puzzle pieces with visuals
*30 jigsaw puzzle pieces with Thanksgiving vocabulary
*Center Signs (you can resize)
*Two vocabulary activities
I designed each puzzle set so there is only one correct match. Store them in a baggie with the center sign showing. The puzzles print well on card stock paper.
Use these “Visual Vocabulary Puzzles” to:
*Reinforce vocabulary by using visuals
*Help students make personal connections
*Activate prior knowledge
*Increase background knowledge
*Start a discussion
*Write sentences, stories or facts
*Start a vocabulary notebook