I’ve posted about this before, but I wanted to share this again because it continues to hold true. The easiest way I’ve found to “teach” vocabulary is to give them something authentic with lots of pictures with the vocabulary.
I just started to teach about ordering in a restaurant. I’m sending them to Telepizza to sort out their vocabulary. In their notes, they will have a “love it”, “like it”, and “hate it” page. They are going to look at the website to decide where to put each topping in their notebook. This would be good to do a categorizing activity too. I’m always surprised how much they learn so quickly!