Need to add some pizzazz to your lessons and take a break from traditional brainstorming? Try these "springboard", list-making ideas!
This creative thinking packet contains 42 strips each with a different list-making strategy.
Examples of list-making strategies:
"List 16 uses for an old newspaper"
"List 12 ways to save money"
"List 13 analogies"
"List 35 parts to an automobile"
The great thing about these lists is that there are no wrong answers! This is a great way to encourage "outside the box" thinking. Students are allowed to be imaginative and inventive with their lists. Later on the lists could be used as writing prompts for persuasive essays. For example: "The best way to save money is..."
As I have implemented these list-making exercises in my classroom, my students and I have shared many smiles and laughs! It's a great way to get to know your students and "break the ice" as they share their ideas. We have also shared many "aha!" moments with these lists.
Enjoy this free resource!
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