learning strategy #11 - Learning chips
I use these with real potato chips to encourage students to answer. I ask my class if they would like some chips, and usually they all respond with YES. I purchase individual sized bags of chips and show them to the students. I tell them that as we read that I will have students pull from the learning chips and read the question aloud. After each paragraph either I will pull a learning chip or a student will pull a chip. When a student pulls a chip and they have read the question, I answer. However, when I pull a learning chip, I have a student answer. For each correct answer, I put a mark on the board. Once the desired number of correct answers has been obtained, then I pass out the potato chips. As we eat the potato chips, we discuss what we read and what we learned from the learning chips.