Monday, 10 September 2012

Flashcards, Flashcards, Flashcards!

Five of my best friends and I left early the morning after Labor Day for North Myrtle Beach, SC, to spend the rest of the week relaxing! It was absolutely fabulous, but I did miss you, and I'm ready to get back in the swing of researching and sharing.

Today's post is about a site whose name is a little deceptive. Free ESL Flashcards has 968 images, each of which is available for download in three different sizes! Why three sizes? Here's their answer: "The Big set is great for vocabulary presentation, the Medium set is good for teaching small groups of students and playing language learning games. The Small sets of pictures are great for ESL games..."

But who says they're only great for ESL? You be the judge - categories include:
  • Actions (3 sets, one is shown to the right)
  • Adjectives (opposites)
  • Adjectives (2 sets)
  • Alphabet (2 sets)
  • Animals
  • Body parts (3 sets)
  • Christmas
  • Clothes
  • Colors (2 sets)
  • Daily Activities (2 sets)
  • Emotions (3 sets)
  • Family
  • Food (plurals)
  • Food (uncountable)
  • Halloween
  • Health (2 sets)
  • Numbers
  • Occupations and jobs (3 sets)
  • Places (2 sets)
  • Prepositions
  • Rooms in a house
  • School objects
  • Seasons and Weather
  • Sports
  • Sports actions
  • Sports equipment
  • Sports vocabulary
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Time
  • Valentine's Day
There are also coloring picture sets for Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and Thanksgiving that your kiddos could use to make greeting cards or to decorate the classroom.

All of these could be printed on card stock and laminated to be used over and over. My teaching partner and I often printed manipulatives like this on plain paper and mounted them on construction paper before laminating. It's a little more time-consuming, but cheaper.

Which ones can YOU use, and how can you use them? I'm sure you'll find great ways!

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