Tip: What Picture do you have?
How do I do it?
Pass out picture cards to class - one per student. Ask, for example, "Who has a building?" They hold it up. Ask more detailed or more general questions, for example, "Who has something brown?" "Who has an example of a democracy?" "Who has something that starts with a prefix?" "Who has something that could fit inside something their partner has?" etc. Explain correct answers and reteach as needed. This is a great review as well as an assessment activity.
Variations & Extensions
Have students work in pairs with a lower level proficiency student with a higher proficiency student. Depending on your teaching objective, give students with a picture by itself or a picture labelled with it’s word. Use large-type word cards for students with appropriate proficiency levels.
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 2
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
We have a variety of vocabulary cards with pictures available in our store! Check out the kindergarten set, first grade set, both sold together (bargain priced!), or our basic vocabulary cards.
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