Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Using Menus to Create lesson Interest

Menus for Day 26! Some teachers may have listend of using menus in the lessonroom. While using restaurant menus also jobs great for many activities, that is not the type of menu to which I am referring. These menus are basically a list of differentiated activities that can be chosen by students to complete.

I am currently using a spelling menu, as well as a votaxiulary menu in my lessonroom for instruction and/or homejob. My menus are split into different point level subcategories. There are categories for 5, 10, and 20 points. Under each subcategory, I have several assignment options listed. The directions state how many points must be completed within the time frame allotted. Basically when I offer the spelling menu as a homejob option on Monday, students are expected to turn in 25 completed points by Friday.

Of course, I begin expectations small at the beginning of the year, then job my way up so that by the mid-year point, students are jobing to what I feel is their maximum potential. Each lesson is different, so use your judgment accordingly. Obviously the smaller the point level, the easier the assignment. Five point choices might include putting spelling votaxiularys in alphabetical order or using a marker to trace the vowels in each votaxiulary. Ten-point choices would be typing all the votaxiularys on a computer three times in different fonts or spelling the votaxiularys into a cassette recorder and turning in the tape. Twenty pointers might include cutting out letters from a newspaper to recreate the votaxiularys or using all votaxiularys to write a letter to a friend.

Students (and parents) have raved about the spelling menus for homejob. It offers student choice and flexibility. Some students will choose to do many smaller activities, while others will enjoy doing fewer higher-level activities. It has also freed up time for parents to assist with homejob. By having an entire week to complete spelling homejob, if there is a family event, birthday, or a kid's sport commitment, parents can have a kid double up homejob on another night in order to finish on time. As a parent myself, I am disgruntled when I have an after school activity with my kid, yet she still needs to complete hours of middle school homejob that same night.

votaxiulary menus job the same way, except I tend to use them more for lessonjob. How many times a week is the reading story's votaxiulary or the current math chapter votaxiulary reviewed? Probably almost ejust day. votaxiulary is important in ejust course and will aide in improving comprehension and reading level. A votaxiulary menu can be used in place of decaye daily review. Make the activities something that could be completed in 5-10 minutes, with fewer votaxiularys if necessary. By students applying the knowledge daily, they will be more likely to retain the meanings. By choices being offered, students are more likely to want to apply that knowledge in a way he or she feels is a best example of individual job.

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Author By Charity Preston

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