Wednesday, November 23, 2016

100+ Valentine's Day Vocabulary Words and Activities for ESL and ELD Students

ESL and ELD students always appreciate learning vocabulary that they can see and use right away. They will see these Valentine’s Day vocabulary words throughout the community, at stores, in advertisements, and on holiday cards.

Not all of these vocabulary words need to be assigned for memorization at once, but having them all on one page provides a good reference for your students to keep in their notebooks.


Words and Phrases


admire


admirer


balloon


be mine


beautiful


bouquet


bow and arrow


box of chocolates


boyfriend


candlelight dinner


candy


card


carnation


celebrate


celebration


cherub


chocolate


crush


Cupid


darling


date


dear


dearest


doily


doves


engaged


envelope


exchange


fall in love


February


fiancé


flirt


flowers


fourteenth


friend


friendship


gift


girlfriend


give


greeting card


handsome


heart


heart


heart-shaped


heartthrob


hug


husband


kiss


love


love at first sight


lovely


lovesick


marriage


married


marry


message


party


pink


poem


present


pretty


red


restaurant


rhyme


ring


romance


romantic


roses


saint


Saint Valentine, St. Valentine


secret admirer


sentimental


serenade


sweet


sweetheart


sweets


table for two


true love


tulips


Valentine


Wife


Valentine’s Day Phrases


Will you marry me?


Will you be my valentine?


Will you be mine?


Would you like to go out with me?


I love you!


I have fallen in love with you.


Happy Valentine’s Day!


To a special friend:


To a special person:


Give your students opportunities to use these Valentine’s vocabulary words throughout the season in their writing assignments, conversation practice, and in exercises like the following:


Word Categories


Sort the Valentines vocabulary words into categories such as: things to write on a Valentine, words that describe relationships, Valentine’s Day gifts, and other categories you or your students think of.


Fill In the Blank


As a vocabulary practice activity, write sentences that are missing a word and let your students use their list to determine what word best fills in the blank. Sample sentences using fall vocabulary include:


This is my ____; we are getting married on Valentine’s Day.


I gave a Valentine’s Day card to my ____.


Valentine’s Day is the most ____ day of the year.


CLOZE Paragraphs


Cloze paragraphs are paragraphs with words and phrases missing that students fill in on their own. An example of a cloze paragraph using fall vocabulary is:


Valentine’s Day is celebrated on ____ fourteenth. Many people exchange ____ and ____ on this day. Men will often give bouquets of ___ to the women they love on this day.


Writing Assignments and Journal Activities


Give your students plenty of practice using their new words in the journals and other writing assignments. Some journal topics for fall vocabulary include:


What is your favorite part of Valentine’s Day? Why?


What is your least favorite part of Valentine’s Day? Why?


What are you planning to do on Valentine’s Day?


Do you agree that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year?


Word Games


Crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and word searches are great practice. All of these games can be made online at DiscoverySchool.com by using their Puzzle Maker application.


More Holiday ESL/ELD Lesson Plans by this Author


Valentine’s Lesson Plan for ESL and ELD Students


Thanksgiving Lesson Plan for ESL and ELD Students


Christmas Lesson Plan for ESL and ELD Students


New Year’s Lesson Plan for ESL and ELD Students


More ESL/ELD Vocabulary Lists by this Author


140+ Winter Vocabulary Words for ESL and ELD Students


Giant Fall Vocabulary List for ESL and ELD Students


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