These editable PowerPoint and Google slides are a great way to provide your students with fun and engaging vocabulary practice. They can be used to introduce, practice, or review any word list. The best part is every text box is editable! You can customize the word cards, word lists, sentences, clues, and even the directions for each slide.
There are three types of slides:
Blue Frame- These slides have sentences or clues about the words. The first blue frame slide has sentences with the word already included in the sentence. The other blue slides have sentences with a blank or clues about the words. Students read the sentence or clue and then guess the missing word. With a click, the missing word appears on the slide. I've also used these slides for a quick literature comprehension check. Simply type in a question or fill in the blank sentence. The answer is then typed in the word card text box.
Orange Frame- These slides focus more on saying, writing, and spelling the words. On two of the slides, students unscramble the letters to spell the words. On other slides, students say and spell the words. Two slides have clues about the letters, vowels, syllables, etc., and students guess the word. Great way to focus on current phonics or word study skills.
Green Frame- These slides focus on saying the words quickly. The words are timed to appear on the slide for students to read the words on sight. If you want your students to practice instant word recognition, these are the slides you'll want to use. The timing is already set, but if you're familiar with PowerPoint or Google Slides animations, you can change the timing.
You can choose which slides you want to use and then customize the directions, words, sentences, and clues. Each slide has a yellow box on the right side of the slide with specific directions on how to customize and then set the pieces onto the slide.
You also get a link to a Google Drive folder with short demonstration videos. The video shows me editing each slide and then how the slide works in Slide Show or Present mode. The videos were recorded using PowerPoint, but the process is the same in Google Slides.
There are 18 editable slides:
•Weekly Words, This slide has sentences with the word already included. It's a nice way to introduce the weekly vocabulary list.
•It's All Mixed up, On this slide, a mixed-up set of letters is presented, then students guess what word the letters will spell. The word list is at the top of the slide so students can see the word choices.
•Word Jar, On this slide, the word cards pop on the screen in a giant jar. The words are timed to appear automatically.
•Say It, Spell It, Write It, This slide allows students to say the word, then spell it out loud, and then write it on a personal whiteboard, piece of paper, or journal. You could even have them write it in the air with their finger.
•Poppin' Fun Words, This is a fun slide that has students say the words quickly as they automatically "pop" onto the screen. The timing is preset, but if you're familiar with PowerPoint or Google Slides animations, you can adjust the timing.
•Choose A Word, This slide has sentences with a missing word. You can write sentences for your weekly vocabulary list, or it works well to review content area vocabulary.
•What Did You Say? The purpose of this slide is to have students say their sight words several times. There are three columns with the headings Say it Soft, Say it Silly, and Say it Seriously as a motivation to say the words over and over. You can change those headings to have students say the words in other ways. For example: Say it like a cat, Say it like a volcano, Say it like your Mom. The kids really have fun saying the words with different voices.
•Out of This World Words, This is another speed reading activity. Rocket ships are timed to enter the slide, pause, and then exit the slide. Students are asked to say the word, spell the word, and then say it again.
•The Crystal Ball, a clue is given on this slide, and students must guess the word. With a click, the word appears in the crystal ball. The word list is on the slide, so students know which words to choose from.
•Scrambled Words, This is another slide with mixed-up letters. Students guess what word they can spell with the letters.
•Robot Words, Kids love seeing how quickly they can say the words presented by the adorable Robot teacher. The words will automatically appear three different times. Each set flashes onto the screen a little more quickly to encourage quick recognition of the words. The timing is preset, but if you know how to work with PowerPoint or Google Slides animations, you can adjust the timing.
•Magic Potion Words, On this slide, a frog and wizard work together to conjure up clues and matching words. You can use the text boxes to write clues, definitions, or even fill-in-the-blank sentences for the words.
•Guess My Word, This slide has 6 boxes where you can type clues about the words. As you click, the word will appear. I like to use this slide for phonics or word skills. For example, "Which word has 2 syllables?" "Which word has a long o sound?"
•Ready, Set, Go, Students love this slide. Two racers, each with a word on their car, race across the screen. As the cars go across the screen, students can cheer on their favorite racer by saying the word on its car. Your kids will want to play this slide again and again!
•Searching for Words, This is another slide with sentence/clue boxes and word cards. You can type in fill-in-the-blank sentences, definitions, or clues for the words. I've even used this slide as a comprehension review for a story we're reading in class.
•Score! This is the only slide that needs students to be on teams. There are two soccer players trying to kick the ball into the net. The team players alternate coming onto the screen with a sentence or clue for a word. Your class team can choose the word that answers the clue. A click will send the correct ball/word into the net.
•Up, Up, and Away! On this slide, hot air balloons gently float onto the screen, pause and then float up and off the screen. You can have students say the words while they're on the screen.
You can read my blog post to learn how easy it is to edit and use these presentations: https://www.crockettsclassroom.com/2022/08/editable-vocabulary-presentations-are.html
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