If you're a tutor (or a mom reviewing the CC memory work at home) and you get blank stares with little to no participation when you introduce the cubes, or future perfect tense, or other bodies in our solar system, you may want to fork over $1 at your local Target or Wal-Mart and give this trick a try:
that's right, a MICROPHONE!
I wish you could have seen my kindergartners' faces when I whipped this out a couple of weeks ago. They were awed, they were amazed, they wanted to say the memory work into this cheapo piece of plastic! Woot! 100% participation; I was shocked that they liked this as much as they did!
"My turn!" and "I wanna do it!" were soooo great to hear! And after everyone had a turn saying the memory work, we had reached the magic number 7 and could move on to the next subject!
Do you have a subject that your kids just aren't excited about? Maybe a $1 microphone will do the trick.
Your turn! I'd love to hear any tutor tricks you have up your sleeves. Please leave a comment and share!
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