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- Incorporating the seasons into your classes doesn’t just mark time going by. It can cultivate gratitude and provide a time to celebrate those moments that fly by.I often wanted to acknowledge the seasons in my classes, but I couldn’t find resources that focused strictly on the seasons without mentioPrice $36.67Original Price $40.75Save $4.08
- Enjoy the winter season with your students SANS holidays! None of the resources in this bundle mention any holidays--it's strictly seasonal vocabulary. By seasonal, I mean WINTER, not season's greetings or anything like that. Not everyone celebrates one or more of the holidays that typically fallPrice $9.00Original Price $10.00Save $1.00
The best way to handle the holidays is sometimes just to avoid them altogether, especially when you have a class of students who don't share all the same holidays (and what class does?!) Want to do something with winter but NOT the holidays?
Learning common terms for things and activities associated with winter can help your adult ESL students better understand why we do what we do. A meaningful way to practice speaking English is to talk about the passage of time and the rites and rituals for the season. Sharing with one another the similarities and differences in the cultures represented in your classroom can knit your class more tightly together. Plus, it's fun!
- Image Identification
- Writing about Winter Weather: Students ask classmates about the common types of winter weather found where they are from.
- Winter Holidays/Festivals: Students name and describe holidays and festivals that occur in the winter as well as ask classmates from other cultures/countries about their winter holidays/festivals.
- Name Three: Students name three words related to different winter categories.
- Related Vocabulary: Students discuss the given terms and possible related terms with a partner. Then they cross out what isn’t related to the given term.
- If You Had to Choose: Students choose one picture from each set as the one they would prefer and write their reasons.
- Spelling Quiz: Students write terms as they hear them. Next, they use the scrambled letters to determine if they have used all the correct letters and none of the letters they shouldn’t improve their chances of having the word/s spelled correctly.
- Parts of Speech: Students read the given sentences and determine whether the underlined words are nouns, verbs, or adjectives.
- Context Challenge: Students use context clues to fill in the blanks with winter-related vocabulary.
- Syllables with Winter Vocabulary: Students will either listen to the teacher say the words and then write the number of syllables they hear or work together to determine how many syllables each term has. I’ve found that listening for syllables improved the pronunciation of many of my students. Depending on the region you are from, you may pronounce some of the words with a different number of syllables. Please examine the answer key before using it to make sure that it matches your own pronunciation as regional differences are possible. A little white-out and a pen can modify any difference.
- Matching Card Activity: Students will match each image to its term. This can be done as a solo activity or in groups. If you want your students to be up and moving around, tape either all the image cards or all the term cards on the classroom walls and have students use tape to match the corresponding card. In this case, you may wish to cut the cards in strips rather than completely apart to save time and tape them to the wall.
- EASEL ACTIVITY versions included! Please see the preview!
Need something more interactive & digital? Check out my Winter Vocabulary BOOM CARDS.
- Winter Vocabulary 1 BOOM CARDS: In this deck, students will hear a winter-related term/phrase and then select the correct image from a group of six images. There is no reading or typing involved.
- Winter Vocabulary 2 BOOM CARDS: In this deck, students will hear a winter term/phrase. They then select the correct image from a group of six images and the correct term/phrase from a group of six. There is no typing involved.
- Winter Vocabulary 3 BOOM CARDS: Students type the correct term/phrase and can use see the shuffled letters to use as support. Listening to the audio is an option.
- Winter Vocabulary 4 BOOM CARDS: Students type the correct term/phrase for each image. Listening to the audio is an option. No shuffled letters are given.
More Winter Resources:
- Winter Vocabulary Digital Presentation for Adult ESL
- Winter Vocabulary Worksheets for Adult ESL
- Winter Vocabulary Bingo for Adult ESL
- Winter Writing Prompts
Bundles for Seasonal Vocabulary *NO HOLIDAYS*