- List the Hot Words.
- Read the list of words to the class.
- Direct the student teams to categorize the words, sorting the Hot Words
into the appropriate category. Explain that there must be at least two words
in each category.
- Record student developed categories. Elicit explanations and defense for
category selection from students.
Source: Hitchcock, Richard B., "Open to
Suggestion," Journal of Reading, Vol. 28, No. 4, January 1985.
- Provide students with pre-established categories to use to group words.
- Create graphical representations of words in order to help students connect
to prior knowledge. You may also ask students to create their own drawings
to accompany the words.
- Use a screen reading software package to read words to students.
- List-Group-Label can be modeled by the teacher using a MS Word document
and a projection device. The cut and paste feature can be modeled by the teacher
as words are grouped together.
- Create a template using concept mapping software (Inspiration,
that contains pre-established groups. Students can then drag words into the
appropriate group. View a sample
- Provide Hot Words on disk.
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