19 Exercise Types You Can Adapt for Teaching Groups of Diverse Learners

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All learners are not made the same. They learn in different ways, so we need to adapt to the various educational needs of our learners. Here are 19 different exercise types you can adapt in order to reach the diverse learners in a group.

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19 Exercise Types You Can Adapt for Teaching Groups of Diverse Learners

  1. 1. 19 ExerciseTypesYou Can Adapt to Reach Even the Most Difficult Students Teaching Groups of Diverse Learners:
  2. 2. Meet the diverse group of learners of your “new” class http://www.endalldisease.com/10-steps-to-a-gold-star-handshake/
  3. 3. Quite a distinctive group of learners, aren’t they? http://www.macwallhd.com/mac-animals-wallpaper/2012/18/apple-mac-desktop-wallpapers-hd-pictures-of-different-kinds-of-dogs-desktop-bac
  4. 4. You don’t think they all learn in the same way, do you?http://www.eduplan.us/careers/branding/
  5. 5. http://earthguideforaliens.com/?attachment_id=12 So, what are you going to do?
  6. 6. http://bravegirlsclub.com/i-have-an-idea-vintage-canvas
  7. 7. Meet your learners’ needs Using a Variety of Exercise Types including:
  8. 8. COGNITIVE PAIRS
  9. 9. FILL in the BLANKS or Gap Fill It’s August, so the weather is _____ and _______ today
  10. 10. WORD or LETTER UNSCRAMBLE The boy has a ebul shirt and erd hair. Freckles he too on face his has.
  11. 11. RE-ORDERING a SEQUENCE How to Make Pizza: Put the steps in the correct order Slice the pizza Toss the pizza dough Put on tomato sauce Enjoy your pizza Knead the dough Add cheese Bake in a pizza oven http://searchingtheinnerme.blogspot.com/2011/03/tossing-pizza-dough.html
  12. 12. TRUE or FALSE? This is a girl. She has blonde hair. His shirt is blue. The glasses are green.
  13. 13. GIVE a DESCRIPTION Who is he? Where is he from? What did he do? Why did he do it? Where is he? What will happen? Will he do it again?http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/arkansas-police-claim-handcuffed-man-shot-himself-in-the-head/
  14. 14. http://marionharmon.wordpress.com/ EXPOSITORY WRITING:
  15. 15. COMPLETE the PHRASE or SENTENCE http://powertripberkeley.com/rome-colosseum-at-night-hd-colosseum-rome-wall-paper-hd-1800-wall-paper-wall-hud/
  16. 16. PROBLEM-SOLVING http://quadcoins.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-solve-rubiks-cube.html
  17. 17. ERRER CORREKTION
  18. 18. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS Look at the picture:
  19. 19. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS Now answer the following questions: How many animals are there? What animals are there? Are there clouds in the sky? Are people in the picture? What are they doing? This is a school, isn’t it?
  20. 20. WRITE the QUESTION “What is today?” “Today is Monday.” “Today is Monday.” What is the question? _________________? How you know: … because yesterday was Sunday and tomorrow will be Tuesday. So today must be Monday. Now, explain how to determine the question is more difficult because intuitive, right-brain functions are involved.http://mindclockwork.com/split-brain-patients-what-happens-when-you-have-two-brains/
  21. 21. COMPLETE a CHART or GRAPHhttp://www.a-health-blog.com/smoking-prevalence-in-us-decreases.html
  22. 22. MAKE a COMPARISON Compare/contrast two or more similar/dissimilar things, people, jobs or places, etc.
  23. 23. SELECT an ITEM FROM a GROUP Which one is different or doesn’t belong? Why? http://wildlifeanimalz.blogspot.com/2012/10/Horse-Facts-Photos.html http://hdnaturepictures.com/airplane-sky-movement.html http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/14/car-of-the- year-canada-honda-accord_n_2685662.html
  24. 24. RE-WRITE or RE-STATE http://wordbitches.com/2012/02/22/10-ways-to-know-youre-a-writer/
  25. 25. Give an Opinion http://www.topnews.in/healthcare/content/23302smoking-near-kids-equal-violence-says-latvia
  26. 26. DRAMATIZATION http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellagurl/4335583889/
  27. 27. So here’s a quick recap … http://www.idesigntimes.com/articles/4272/20130328/adriana-lima-dress-victorias-secret-model-wows.htm
  28. 28. Meet learner needs using a variety of exercise types: COGNITIVE PAIRS FILL in the BLANKS WORD or LETTER UNSCRAMBLE RE-ORDERING a SEQUENCE TRUE or FALSE GIVE a DESCRIPTION EXPOSITORY WRITING COMPLETE the PHRASE or SENTENCE PROBLEM-SOLVING ERROR CORRECTION COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS WRITE the QUESTION COMPLETE a CHART or GRAPH MAKE a COMPARISON SELECT an ITEM FROM a GROUP RE-WRITE or RE-STATE GIVE an OPINION DRAMATIZATION
  29. 29. http://www.musicteachershelper.com/blog/look-backwards-then-forwards/
  30. 30. Activities for Teaching Groups of Diverse Learners Prof. Larry M. Lynch proflmlynch@gmail.com Thank Y You

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