Updated 7.14.22 – Thank you for sharing this Google Slide Template for Cut & Paste Vocabulary! Submitted by James from Oklahoma.
I created new templates to create your own vocab cut and paste worksheets. The files are located in the Google Drive Folder and were made using Google Draw.
To edit the template, you will need to select:
- “File” then “Make a Copy”
- Rename the copy
- Make edits for your science unit
Google Drive Folder (link): I have all of my vocab sheets posted in one folder so they are easy to find and access. If I find or create any more vocab sheets, they will be included in this folder.
Below are some fun ways to incorporate vocabulary into your lesson plans:
- Cut & Paste: Have students cut out the definitions and paste or tape them next to the correct word.
- Flashcards: Students will cut out each vocab word and paste it to the front of an index card, then they will cut out and paste the correct definition on to the back of the index card.
- Find Your Partner: Give half of the class a vocabulary word and the other half of the class a definition. They will look for their partner and record their answer. Have them come to you to pick up a new word and a new definition and find new partners.
- Quiz, Quiz, Trade: Using the flashcards, give each student one vocab word. They will go around the room and quiz each other. After quizzing each other, they will trade flashcards and find a new partner.
- Matching: Create a vocab set by laminating and cutting out the words and definitions. Place the words and definitions into a ziptop bag. Have each student or pair of students match the words with their definitions.
- Go Fish: Using the matching set above you can play Go Fish. Deal out 3-5 cards per player (depending on the number of students and vocab words) and place the rest upside down in the center. Students will ask each other for a vocab word or a definition, if they don’t have it, they will say “Go Fish” and the student will pick a card from the pile. If they have a matching set, they will place it down. If not, they will add the card to their hand. The first person to place all their cards down wins.
- Old Maid: Using the matching set above, you can remove one of the vocab words or definitions from the set. Students will deal out all the cards. Students will pick a card from the person to their right. If they have a matching set, they will set it down. The first person to place all their cards down, wins, the person left with the vocab word or definition without that doesn’t have a matching card is the “Old Maid”.
- Dominoes: Using the matching set above, you can have 3-4 students shuffle the words and definitions and deal out to each student. Have one person start by placing a vocab word on the table. If the next person has the definition, have them place it on the table touching the vocab word. The next person will place a vocab word on the table touching the definition of the previous word, and so on until all the words and definitions are used. The first one to get rid of all their cards wins. If a students doesn’t have a definition or new vocab word to put down, they will skip their turn.
- Stations: You can set up stations around the room with different vocabulary activities and students can rotate through the stations.
To make any of these games more challenging, you can combine 2 or 3 related sets of vocab into the mix. If you have any other fun ways to review vocabulary, please add to the comment section below.
Note: If you are having trouble seeing the handouts in ‘preview mode’ and it seems to be stuck in the loading phase, click on the boxed arrow (pop-out button) on the top right to open the pdf and view the rest of the pages.
You are amazing. I just found your blog and I am so so SO SO SO thankful for everything you do and have posted on here! It is helping a newbie teacher out SO much so I don’t have to reinvent every wheel!
I am having trouble turning the pdfs into adjustable/editable docs? Can you help me?
The pdfs can’t be converted to editable docs, but you can make new ones with the Google Draw templates.
Do you have your old publisher file? I am having issues with the draw program. It only does one page. I can’t find my old template anywhere! I used to make these a lot!
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Sorry, I don’t have the publisher files, they were really old. I have two pages for the templates, you can’t do them in one file, they are in the Vocab Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B1DFX9LDe5zpd1g0enhodFQ2ZVU ~Liz
I work with students with special needs and your vocabulary flash cards are a very big help for them. Thank you for this wonderful resource!
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Thank you for letting me know, so glad they help your students learn science vocabulary 🙂 ~Liz
Liz, thank you so much for EVERYTHING on your site. This has been the MOST helpful resource to me so far this year. I left 6th grade Math and Science for a couple of years and am now back. I wanted to freshen up my old lesson plans and add the NGSS and more activities.
Your site has helped me do that. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work on this. You are wonderful!
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Thank you and best of luck this school year!!
When I go on the Google drive I do not see your GREAT visual definitions.
Kathy, do you have a Google Account? If not, you can sign up for one for free. Most of what I post is in Google Drive such as handouts, slide presentations, and spreadsheets. https://accounts.google.com/signupwithoutgmail