Vocabulary Strategy #3: Vocabulary Trading Cards

Front Side - has a cartoon or diagram
1. The diagram or cartoon must have at least 4 different colors (other than black and white).
2. There should be a minimum of writing and explanations on this side of the vocabulary card.
Back Side – Definition and explanation
1. Word (spelled correctly)
2. Link – a word useful in remembering the word, the meaning should be known; often related or rhyming with the vocabulary word
3. Definition – meaning of word using terms the student understands (1 of the 3 sentences)
4. Usage Sentences – the 2 other sentences helping delineate the meaning of the vocabulary word.