Sunday, July 29, 2018

BuzzWords Vocabulary "Flashcards"




In my biology classes I have been using vocabulary cards with my students for many years. This summer I redesigned the template and I'll show you how I am using them and how I'm incorporating them into their Interactive Notebooks.

Our Interactive Notebooks are actually 2 composition notebooks taped together and have many different components in them. One of which is Buzzwords flashcards.
Interactive Notebook


I give the students all of the handouts for an entire unit. This is an example from one page from the Biotechnology unit.


They cut out the "BuzzWords" cards on the dotted lines and put a small piece of tape at the top of each card and tape them into a file folder or on a specific page in their interactive notebooks. The cards are made to stack on top of one another and if the student makes sure that the "bees are lined up" then they will all be visible and will be able to be flipped easily.


The student then adds a definition, any keywords, and a drawing to help them remember the definition.

Because they are taped in they are less likely to be lost, and are very easy to grade.

I hope you enjoy this idea and if you would like to see BuzzWords they can be found at the following link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Amy-Balling