TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 3I: Using Lists

Duplicate a class set of GROCERY LIST A and GROCERY LIST B. Cut them into separate pages. Place them face down on the students' desks. Have the backsides labeled LIST A and LIST B. Each student should have a sheet of notebook paper with one labeled LIST A and the other side labeled LIST B. Have the students turn over LIST A and study it for three minutes. Have them turn it face down and record on their notebook paper as many items as they can recall from the list. Have them turn over LIST B and study it for three minutes. Have them turn it face down and record on their notebook paper as many items as they can recall from the list. Read LIST A aloud and have each student check the items that they recalled correctly. Score five points for each correct item. Follow the same procedure with LIST B. Survey the class to see who remembered more from LIST A and who remembered more from LIST B. Have the students draw conclusions. What was different about the lists? Why was it easier to remember one than the other. LIST B is categorized. When we put things into categories or groups it is easier to remember. How can this help you to study?
 

Keywords: 

 
Memory, categorization

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Activity Code: 
3I
Unit Reference: 
It's All in Your Mind
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 3: Memory