Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cubing Strategy

As a continuation of yesterday’s post, I’d like to share a strategy that can be used in the content area class.  I saw this strategy on line and thought it was a great one to share. I found this from this resource:

Cubing requires students to look at a topic from six different angles.

First decide on your topic for your lesson.

Give students a picture or item related to your topic.

Have students (individually or as a group) do the following activities.

• Describe It: What does it look like?
• Compare It: Compare it with something else. What is it similar to or different from?
• Associate It: What do you associate it with? What does it make you think about?
• Analyze It: Describe it. What are its parts? How is it made?
• Apply It: What can you do with it?
• Argue For or Against It: Present an argument for or against chocolate Kisses.

Have students make a mini presentation and give them 5-10 minutes to present their findings to the class.

I think this is a great activity and can be used for many different subject areas on different grade levels.

Have you ever done an activity like this? If so, please share how it turned out.

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