|The following are examples of presentations that
students can entertain. These are only suggestions --feel free to
come up with your own versions. For instance, you do not have to have each
person do a specific thing --everyone can share all three components of
the presentation. Make it interactive and fun! Highly suggest
using Power Point if possible for summary and critical response.
For Chapter 2:
Person 2 Present critical response--Our group liked the good tips on how to prioritize or how to cut out the right activities, etc... Go into detail on the ideas you liked best...
Person 3 Facilitate interactivity! Give an Exercise on Time or other aspect you liked: create a list of academic chores for a day or week (such as feed kids, get them to school, read 15 pages for class, change the car oil or buy a bus pass, write up journal, work, go to class, etc...) In groups have people brainstorm a time line for getting through that day. When time is up, have groups share their schedules, possible tensions and problems that came up. Wrap up with final words.
OR Create one or two fictitious people, with
fictional lives. Have students get into groups and prioritize the
student's life so they can be more functional as students.
|For Chapter 3:
Person 1 Present Main Ideas, Person 2 Critical Response, Person 3 facilitate exercise on Memory: create a list of items that students must have a fixed time to memorize. Have a competition with teams for who will remember the most items or play elimination based on who remembers the most. Create your own rules! Wrap up with final words on Memory. An alternative exercise is to have groups come up with a creative way to remember a certain set of facts from a reading or for a science or math class.
For Chapter 4:
Person 1 Present summary of Main Ideas, Person 2 Critical Response, Person 3 facilitate exercise on Reading: Create sentences or paragraphs that have a specific word imbedded in it many times. Do timed competitions by group to see who can read and count the quickest. Bring prizes for the winners of each round. Alternative exercise, have groups discuss the different levels involved in reading and how to engage oneself in each. Share group discussions.