(I) Discussion about Habits, routines, good habits bad habits…
(II) WHAT IS A HABIT?
Everyone in class was given a little handout with a poem by Marie Ciota. Students took turns to read out a line in the poem aloud.
This poem nicely summarized the discussion in (I)
(III) Revision on 16 habits of mind. (students told to read before coming to class)
This handout was printed on the back of the habit poem.
(IV) HABIT SNAP
2 Deck of cards created before class.
You will find the quotes used in the image files here. If you intend to use this for future lessons, my advice is to print the images in a4 format in order to cut to card size.
Class divided into two groups to be efficient.
These cards each contain a quote belonging to a habit. Students are allowed to refer to their little handout with a summary of the 16 Habits of Mind to help them unravel the quotes.
Students have to throw out cards that they think match, and when doing so, ‘SNAP’ to get the attention from the group to stop and listen to his/her explaination about why the quotes match the mentioned habit. If the group agrees, the student scores a point. If not, the student takes back the card and the game continues.