LC Module: Elaborators
GC309-S4 – Question Stem Elaboration Game – Alexa or Instructor will direct students, after lesson to divide into teams. Each team member should take on the task of creating inquisitive questions from the stems and keywords provided. Each completed question should be inserted into a container for team competition. Each team should choose an opposing team for competition. Flip a coin to be Team A or B. Team A will go first. Team B representative or Game Host will draw a question from the Team A container. He/she will read aloud and then have a 60 second response time. The game is completed when all questions have been played.
GC308-S2 – Elaboration Quest – Individually, with a partner or small group, Alexa or Instructor will lead students on writing a how-to skill short story or a challenging, problem-based scenario, using 5 W index cards or sheets, labeled who, what, when, where, why and how. Then, as directed, trade the skill short story or problem-based scenario with another individual or small group to respond with a demonstration of a new skill set or a solution to the challenging scenario.
GC307-S3 – Practical Experience Elaboration Squares – Alexa or Instructor will lead students, as directed, individually, with a partner or small group to define a lesson topic on the index card provided, referred to as an Elaboration Square. Students will be directed to provide a list of the major details for the topic on the front of their index card or square. Next, students will be requested to think about how this information could be useful in a real-world application, situation or event. Then, a daily practical example or experience using this information will be inserted on the backside of the card. Last, Alexa or Instructor will ask students to present their topic to a partner, small group or class and take notes as others present their topic information.
GC306-S3 – Everyday Elaboration – Elaboration allows for more connection to the topic by increasing retention and long-term retrieval. Following the lesson, as directed, individually, with a partner, in a small group and/or as a class, Alexa or Instructor will request students select a picture or diagram of an object or concept related to the lesson for use in elaboration. Then, students will elaborate on the selected picture or diagram by completing an everyday activity, such as writing a short story or planning a local ad. Everyday examples allow students to learn and remember intricate details about the concept or object and increases memory efficiency.
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