ERIC Number: ED165459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Producing Exciting and Motivating Dittos.
Tuttle, Harry Grover
This guide presents techniques to enable teachers to produce dittos that generate student interest. One major technique for creating different dittos is variation of format or layout; another way to create appealing dittos is to use color to emphasize a new spelling, grammar, or vocabulary point. Crossword puzzles, word searches, and anagrams (not necessarily in block form) can be used by teachers as motivational activities. Sketches or stick figures can also be drawn on a ditto as another technique to motivate students. Other techniques involve dittos that are cut apart; games, such as a form of Jeopardy; and programmed dittos where students cover up or fold back the answers until they have done the exercise. Variation of content away from the routine of grammar exercises or vocabulary drills can also be more exciting, for example, with a ditto that encourages communication. Examples, figures, and "how-to" instruction accompany the text. (EJS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Games, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Motivation Techniques, Puzzles, Student Motivation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Materials Center, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.