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Kids Listless? Give Them Lists
Listless? Give Them Lists:
help students recognize lists, and practice assembling one for their own
Resources: Teacher: none. Student: pencil, paper.
Teacher Preparation: 15 items for an imaginary grocery list.
- Ask for a volunteer
or choose a student to come to the front of the class.
- Tell them to imagine
that you are sending them to buy groceries.
- Quickly name 15
items that could be purchased at the grocery store.
- Hurry them toward
the door, then have them stop and name all the items you needed.
- Use this exercise
as a lead-in to a discussion of making lists and ask for examples of
- Have students make
a list of names and phone numbers that are frequently called or are
- Have a discussion
of headings or categories that the numbers might fall under.
- Students rewrite
the list, using the headings to group numbers for easier reference.
- Students can take
the list home to be added to and to use at home.
Real world uses for lists could include recipes, thank you note lists,
things to pack for a trip, jobs to do, school supply lists, the list goes
on and on...