I have been working on more categories of association task cards of late. I thought my blog readers might enjoy having something new to start the year. These are similar to the previous sets I have made but cover plants, land elements, and transportation vocabulary.
This is a sample set for you to try. It has 12 cards and the complete set at TPT has 32.
I find this vocabulary to be more difficult for elementary and have you used it with the middle school population. When you add them to the previous free sets you should have about 36 cards. If you haven’t downloaded the others you can do a search for task cards and find the others.
As many of you know, one way to build vocabulary is to develop word association skills. These are task cards to help develop that skill. When given a set of four words students compare and contrast words to find which word does not belong in the set of four (the odd one out). They then give a reason for their choice. This involves a higher level of thought process and awareness of word meanings beyond memorizing definitions.
A QRC code is provided to explain the answer given. Students can use this feature for self checking. It is possible to have more than one answer although only one answer is provided. You can download an APP on most mobile devices to scan and read the code. The reader is from http://www.qrstuff.com/
The cards also lend themselves to answering wh questions, and using negatives such as does/doesn’t in sentences. I also use them for eliciting spontaneous speech when practicing articulation.
I hope you enjoy the free download and have a Happy New Year. Thank you to all who have purchased from my TPT store and helped cover the cost of the “In Spontaneous Speech Blog.” I have gotten thanked from people in my travels and that always makes me feel like it is worth while continuing.