Green Monster - Flashcards and game cards
Play and learn super useful face and colour vocabulary with these Green Monster flashcards and game cards.
♦ Help your young learners learn key face vocabulary AND acquire colour + noun structures in a fun, dynamic way.
♦ Try out the included game ideas for interactive practise and easy learning.
♦ A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.
♦ Great for developing higher order thinking skills with categorising opportunities and encouraging children to build on language in the story.
Ready for fun with Green Monster flashcards and game cards ? Get your templates and lesson ideas here:
Note: This resource downloads as a ZIP file with separate files for American and British English.
What will my ESL young learners learn?
These Green Monster flashcards and game cards can be used to practise all the vocabulary, but you can also use them to practise useful phrases from the story and structures you’re working on. You can even use them to practise sequencing skills, categorising skills and story retelling.
The text cards can help you work on reading and spelling with older learners. They’re helpful as a support for writing activities too.
See vocabulary included on the cards and other structures you can focus on below:
eye(s), mouth, ear(s), nose, tooth/teeth, hair
green, blue, red, purple, pink, yellow, orange, brown, black, white, multi-coloured
Sample story and useful phrases
Big Green Monster has a red mouth. Go Away white teeth! I’m not scared! You don’t scare me!
e.g. It has got a blue nose. It has black hair. Two monsters have white teeth.
Game and activity language
Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? What are they? It’s a.. They are…
Whose turn is it? It’s my turn. It’s your turn. Let’s play. I have a match! You win! I lost. Never mind. Again! I know!
Can you find the…? I can see a… Where does this go? Here. There.
Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome.
What do teachers say about the resources?
Frequently asked questions
Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!
All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.
Yes! With lower levels you may choose to work on a fewer number of items at a time, and with higher levels you can stretch them with the whole gambit.
Use the text cards with older children to practise literacy skills.
Challenge higher levels to categorise the pictures and justify their choices.
These card sets aren’t designed to be used for a whole lesson, but they can certainly be used across a complete series of lessons on the story. You can even use them in other topic based lessons.
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