This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For all words, I provide two different visuals and a simple, student-friendly definition 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. The words previewed here with visuals and simple student-friendly definitions are:
Chapters 1-2: bellboy, dreadful, washbasin, occupy, muttered, scurried, rumpled (fluency focus /d/ -ed endings)
Chapters 3-4: incinerator, remorseful, indignant, predicament, exhausted, landed, regretted (fluency focus /id/ -ed endings)
Chapters 5-6: discover, grumble, knothole, "scout's honor", associating, astonished, guessed (fluency focus /t/ -ed endings)
Chapters 7-8: bitterly, reckless, suction, reunion, exhaust pipe, shuddered, squeaked (fluency focus /d/ /id/ /t/ -ed endings)
Chapters 9-10: exterminator, patient, pandemonium, listless, feeble, agitated, exasperated (fluency focus /d/ /id/ /t/ -ed endings)
Chapters 11-13: steadfast, pilfer, cunning, mercy, proud, determined, struggled (fluency focus /d/ /id/ /t/ -ed endings)
Included at the end of each section is a list of -ed ending words to read aloud together. One struggle for ELLs in fluency is the proper pronunciation of -ed endings. This Powerpoint provides both comprehensible input and fluency practice to target the specific needs of ELLs at this level. If your students don't need repeated fluency practice with -ed endings, you can simply delete these slides.
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 of each section with printable vocabulary words (with visuals) for use on a word wall or pocket chart. I also like to keep them up on the whiteboard or Smartboard during reading so that students can refer back to the vocabulary with visuals during reading.
This is a fully editable Powerpoint, so if you want to add or remove slides, you can do so easily.