Color My World

Priming Strategy

Color My World

Color My World is a priming strategy to help students get familiar with vocabulary in a text. Choose vocabulary and highlight in a colors of M & Ms or colored paper shapes or colored foam shapes. Distribute the M & Ms (fun size packs or in baggies) or shapes to students. Students find a partner and Partner A pulls out a color and then talk about what the same colored vocabulary word means, and how they relate to it. Partner B does the same. Music is played to indicate it's time to move to another partner and for engagement. Students may reach in and be surprised by the color they choose or in the case of a less confident student, he or she may choose the color he or she wants to speak about.