Posted on December 08, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction
I just love innovative teaching ideas—especially those that may boost comprehension for diverse learners, allow students to move and provide visual supports for those needing them. This idea is fab because it does all three of those things! It comes from a wonderful elementary school teacher in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin.
When her students struggled to understand just how big the Mt. Rushmore faces were, she took them outside and positioned them in the yard to form a presidential face. Therefore, students forming the chin could see just how far away those on the forehead were. She also snapped this photo so those laying down to form the eyes, nose and mouth could see the dimensions and scale from the perspective of an observer.
Don’t you just love this out of the box and “off the page” idea?