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Word Cards

Who What How When Why


 Student-  Flashcards  Students or  Create cards at  Helps students
created teachers create the start of a unit. “consolidate and
cards based on remember” words
 Teacher- the vocabulary  Add cards as they already know
created need. needed. (Peregoy & Boyle,
2015, p. 239).
 Create cards that  Remove cards as
have the fluency and  Cards created
term/expression on comprehension based on their
one side with the are built. need or interest.
definition,
translation or  Cards can be
image on the used for studying
other side. or collaborative
activities such as,
 Visit categorizing (e.g.,
www.quizlet.com grammar
for pre-made concept, part of
cards or to make speech),
your own. matching or
alphabetical order
just to name a
few.

(Peregoy & Boyle, 2013, p.239)


Word Wall Dictionary

Who What How When Why


 Teacher-  Teacher  Post the words on  Create cards at  Enables
created selects the wall. (This may the start of a unit. students to
words be more focus and listen
needed appropriate for  Add words, for key terms.
for unit. elementary, definitions,
however, at higher examples etc. as  Sets a purpose
grades, this posting needed. for learning.
can be a coloured
handout taped on  Good at all  Provides
the wall or desks points of a unit – opportunities for
for easy and previewing, activating prior
continuous practicing and knowledge,
access). reviewing. linking to L1,
and enhancing
 Teacher or student vocabulary.
can then define,
provide examples
or images as the
unit progresses.

(Peregoy & Boyle, 2013, p.239)