This week, I introduced a new visual display in my classroom and it was a total hit!
This eye-catching display contains tons and tons of picture/word cards.
The cards are all nouns, verbs, and adjectives. As a writing teacher, I am pretty familiar with all the words young writers love to write and I used all of those words and more.
There are 270 nouns, 66 verbs, and 66 adjectives. Obviously, they don't all fit in my pocket chart, so I put the rest in labeled bins for my students to use.
This second grader wanted to spell the word library in her story today,
so she grabbed the card and took it back to her seat during writer's workshop.
This kindergartner used the vacation card to help her write a 3 page story!
These cards not only helped my students spell the words properly, but they also helped them replace boring verbs with more exciting ones, and to add more adjectives into their writing. One child replaced ran with dashed and was very pleased with himself.
In this pack, I also included 11 different worksheets about nouns, verbs, and adjectives so you can use the cards at stations during the year. You can put out just noun, verb, or adjective cards for the children to work with, or, you can put out a mix of all three and have the children sort them. Then, they can use one of the recording sheets so you can check for mastery. Since there are so many different cards, you can put out new ones all year long.
If you make two sets of the cards, students can also play memory. You can even hang the cards around the room and have the students write the room, finding each part of speech.
As you can see, there are many, many ways to use these cards. Not only do they serve many purposes, but, if I do say so myself, they make a stunning display, with all the brightly colored backgrounds and adorable images.
My students really enjoyed using the cards and they are looking forward to going through all of them during the next several days. I told them that when they finish their station work or when they have any down time, they can look through the bins and practice writing the words on boards, so they can familiarize themselves with all the words. They are so excited to do that. We had indoor recess today, and some of my first graders took a bunch and played school with each other. It was adorable to watch them act just like me!
Please note that these cards have been updated!
If you are interested in setting up a display like mine, just click here to see this product in my store. I hope you love it as much as I do!