One way to teach vocabulary is to use graphic organizers. Here is a PDF file of the Semantic Maps I use most often. I wanted to attach my SMART Notebook file as well, but I don’t think that is an option. If you would like a copy, leave a comment and I will email the file to you.
I created these years ago, based on others I have seen so I can’t really take credit for coming up with them. I also don’t know where these ideas came from.
I keep a stack of each of these organizers on a shelf so when the need comes up, I have copies ready to go. These pages are small enough they can be trimmed and will fit nicely when glued into a composition book.
If these don’t fit your needs, a quick Google search will lead you tons of graphic organizers for all ages, grade levels, and subjects.
Google tip: Did you know that by clicking “images” on the left hand side of Google the search becomes much visual-learner friendly? This is the most common way I search for materials and resources for my class. It saves me from clicking on useless links.
Here is a screen shot of a search using images: