A Fun Way to Introduce New Concepts
This is a fun approach to use with learners when introducing new concepts or when reviewing new concepts.
To do this approach, you will need a rubber glove that can be blown up. Make sure that no learner has a latex allergy. You will also need a permanent marker to label the fingers of the glove.
Some types of labeling that you can do on the fingers are: who, what, when, where, why, or setting, character, main idea, detail, action, or Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, and lastly, noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition.
This approach can be used with the entire class or small groups. Once the fingers have been labeled, let the class know the process that will take place. The educator will toss the hand to someone, and the person that can catch the hand must do so by the fingers.
Make sure that all questions are open-ended, which will ensure a richer discussion of the material. Once the question is answered or formulated, the learner can either toss it back to the educator to begin the process again, or the learner can toss the hand to another learner.