When I met with Pictogram technique , I was in education faculty vocab lesson. Now I think,I was unlucky to meet too late. Because they’re all funny and permanent in mind.
Pictogram: (you can see it as snapwords, these days) A pictogram is a simple drawing that represents something. Pictograms were used as the earliest form of writing.
To represent a vocabulary, you use a combination of words’s writing and a clue of picture which includes its meaning. We all now about how important to see visuals to learn something. Why not using a vocabulary with it?
HOW IT ALL BEGAN:
SnapWords were designed by Sarah Major when she was teaching a group of kindergarteners They were bright kids, but they couldn’t learn and remember words. One day after sounding out “help” multiple times, Sarah was sad to find that no one remembered ever seeing the word before. In desperation she asked, “What does this word look like to you?” One little boy said, “It looks like someone raising his two arms and yelling “HELP!” And so SnapWords were born. Each word was designed with kid-feedback until the first 306 words were created and refined.
7 BENEFITS OF USING SNAPWORDS®
✔ Children stop sounding out every word
✔ They will capture the whole word as a picture
✔ Their reading level & fluency will jump
✔ Their comprehension will improve
✔ Active children will capture words in a glance
✔ Active children will have a body motion
✔ Children can use their learning strengths
You can even buy cards of snapwords by visiting the site below;
Or you can download the app in Itunes;
You can visit the link below and watch the video about snapwords app;
If you cannot buy or cannot find the word you want on printable ones, you can make your own snapword on computer as I do;
Just add a text,which word you need, on Paint, and add a picture or a drawing about your word;
You can even draw your own snapword; if you think you are good at drawing;
1.Write the vocabulary which you want to teach;
2.Make it bold;
3. Use your creativity and add a few visuals;
To heroes of the class;