As most of my followers know, I love to find new and unique ways to present material to my students. So when I have to get my students in the habit of studying and learning vocabulary, I like to provide them with a vocabulary slider frame!
This is a simple and unique way to practice vocabulary. It just takes two pieces of paper. If you were to reuse it all year long, you could copy the outside frame on sturdy card stock, then cut out the necessary boxes and finger grip, and then laminate. This will create a nice window for the boxes. I just simply cut the frame out, fold it on the dotted lines and tape the back to create the frame. (See picture below.)
In box 1 on the lower left you would write the definition. Then on the other box labeled 1, you would write the term. (or vice versa… quick thought, this could easily be used for question and answers instead of vocabulary too!). After filling this sheet in, fold it in half, and slide it into the frame. Students would then pull it down so that the first definition is in the window. Then after determining the answer, they would again slide it down more to allow the term to be viewed in the window. This is a great way for them to work independently and self-check their answers! This continues until they have to pull the card out and flip it over. If you created multiple card terms- such as for an entire unit- students could even work in partners quizzing one another. You could even type the definitions in on left side and as students practice have them write in the term on the right side. Then together you can quickly check it!
I have this awesome vocabulary slider in my science unit, Earth Changes and my kids love it! I am providing you with a FREE DOWNLOADABLE template (and of course directions!) in either an editable version (in power point form) or a PDF version. Just click on the pictures to download below. They are through google drive. You should have access to them to view and once viewed you should be able to download it with no problems. If some reason that is not the case, please email me!
And now with school back in session, I hope I am making sense in these blog posts. My brain is feeling scrambled preparing for the new year! I know you you can relate and are forgiving.