This past week I had my students read a cultural article in their textbook. I decided to give my students three post-it notes to summarize in English three important facts that they found while reading. I have discovered that this allows students to focus more on what they are reading instead of the questions after the reading. Overall, I found it effective. However, students didn’t know what to do with the post-it notes after they were done! I needed to extend this activity. Here are some ideas to make it better:
-Students could have added their post-it notes to the board then read other students’ main ideas. This would have given them a more in-depth look at the reading.
-Students could use their notes to create a mind map of the reading.
-Students could have exchanged post-it notes with another student and found their partner’s passages in the reading.
Any other ideas? What do you do “post post-it note?”