This month I want to share one of my best teaching tricks! It's a way to help my students pay attention when we are reading something out loud in class. It's called Stop-Challenge.
I read the text out loud and then when I come to a key word, I say Stop. Challenge. The challenge is for the student to write the next word. The only way the student can do this is if they are paying attention!
That's it! Pretty simple but very effective! And it works with all kinds of students from special needs to gifted. For high-level students, you can let the students take turns reading and calling out the stop-challenge. They enjoy taking on the responsibility!
Here's a video so you can see how Stop-challenge works!
And here's a FREE template you can use to try Stop-Challenge in your own class.
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