1-2-3 Come Go Away With Me! 240 Ways To Travel
One of the themes that quite a few people have requested is transportation, although I have bus, train, and Seuss's, Oh The Places You'll Go activities on the site, working on specific activities for transportation was on my "To Do" list.
I wanted to think up as many vehicles as I could, in order to compile an alphabetical list of them.
After several hours of research, I came up with a list of 240 vehicles + 26 means of getting from here to there.
When you're looking for vehicles that start with the letter Q, X, and Z you are bound to increase your vocabulary.
Do you know what a palanquin, quinquireme, xebec or zebu are? I didn't; I so enjoy increasing my vocabulary, and hope you and your students will too.
You can use the list to help build vocabulary (ask students to circle all of the means of transporation that they have used in one color, the modes they've never tried or heard of in another, and finally the modes of transportation they'd like to try in yet another color. )
Introduce a selection of words a day and have students write them in a vehicle dictionary. Any words that they don't know, they should look up and then add the definition to their booklet.
You can also feature a daily vehicle word and then discuss it.
Click on the link to view/download the List of 240 Vehicles.
After I completed my list, I chose some favorites and designed a Vehicle Alphabet Anchor Chart Poster.
Hang it up in your room, or run off copies for your students. You can use it as an "I Spy A..." game to help increase letter as well as word recognition.
Click on the link to view/download the Vehicle Alphabet Anchor Chart Poster.
Once I had these things done, I made the easy reader Transporation Alphabet Booklet.
I used over 40 sight and Dolch words, added rhyming words, and incorporated lots of Common Core State Standards.
With the help of picture clues, students read the simple sentences, circle the capital letters, and add end punctuation.
Remind them that they are reading from left to right, top down, and that there are spaces between the words, and you've covered even more Standards.
Students also trace and write the mode of transportation word, cut and then glue the pictures to their matching numbered box in the booklet.
Also in this packet, is a Transporation Class Book. It's a nice writing activity to go with Seuss's Oh The Places You'll Go story.
Click on the link to view/download the A to Z Easy Reader Transporation Booklet.
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