Overview - PHOTO VOCABULARY SOFTWARE 1 AND 2
Develop and strengthen the vocabulary and communication skills of struggling and non-English-speaking learners with this instructional-based software series. The two programs use most of the same words and photos from the cards in the popular PCI Photo Library. The teacher can allow a student to receive instruction in English or Spanish from the same CD. Photo Vocabulary-Fresh Produce and Prepared Foods and Photo Vocabulary-Kitchen and Bathroom introduce students to items commonly found in their homes or local stores.
- Macintosh and Windows
- Instruction Booklet
- 2 Programs Available
How Programs Work
The student begins at a main menu where he or she can choose to work in either Fresh Produce or Prepared Foods, or in Kitchen Items or Bathroom Items. After making a selection, the student is taken through four levels of simple activities that instruct and then provide practice. The student will first see and identify a photo of each item and hear the pronunciation of each word. Then, a short audio sentence uses the word in context. The next level guides the student to choose the correct item from a group of photos. The highest level shows a choice of three items; the audio asks the student to identify an item from the clue that is given. Each level concludes with a fun assessment activity that allows the student to practice again.
All words and their critical attributes have an audio component so the student can become familiar with each word and how it is used. The teacher can choose for the student to work in the English or Spanish version. This adaptation enables students with varied levels of language proficiency to benefit.
Assessment and Teacher Options An assessment is provided to help the teacher determine mastery for each student, which is shown in the student assessment chart. Teacher options allow for a variety of adaptations and the opportunity to monitor students' progress.