Monday, May 16, 2011

Creative thinking exercise!

I shared with teachers a fun activity they can use with their students to activate the creative part of their brain.

Write a series of words on the board.  Ask the students individually to look at the words and think about what they have in common.  What possibly links all those words together?

After giving the students individual thinking time, have them share their thoughts with a partner.  Once this has been done, the teacher can ask students to share their ideas with the whole class.

An extension could be for the students to write a 3 to 5 sentence summary using all of the words.

No right or wrong answers with this activity.  Just brain stimulation!

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