The student has to think how that character might respond to that question. Keep turning the object until you have written about six aspects or sides of it. Then, simply jot down every other idea, concept or consideration you are thinking about that relates to the topic. Getting Started The first step to prewriting is figuring out what you're going to write about. That point might connect further to 'Inconvenience worth the added safety. This is a good strategy to make new connections to your topic.
Describe it: What does it look like, sound like, feel like physically? Compare it What is it similar to? Choose an object that is somewhat geometric in shape; a round object would not be appropriate for this exercise. This would be a misinterpretation of the prompt, however. A cube is just what it says, a six-sided three-dimensional shape. This will let students know if they are on the right track with their ideas. You don't want to dive into a timed writing exam only to realize halfway through that you haven't focused on what's been asked but rather something vaguely related to it.
Students should be given no more than a few minutes for each side of the cube. For this fifth side of the cube, you state how the subject or topic can be used or applied. Some of these bans apply only to texting, and some bans apply to all handheld cell phone use. Let's assume that you were asked to teach a group of 30 students how to analyze a story. So, how do you begin? If you dislike a particular aspect of a program, for example, or find one part to be a jarring misfit, then this side provides the opportune moment to state as much.
Some people argue that all cell phone use by drivers is dangerous and that all use by drivers should therefore be banned. While I briefly covered a few options, this post will focus on providing detailed information on two types of brainstorming methods — cubing and webbing. Imagine a cube and let's look at how it might help us to teach students how to analyze a story. For example, fundamental math skills such as counting can be taught by placing sets of images on each side of the cube and asking students to count how many as they roll through the sides. You can make one out of paper easily. Students working individually or in groups move through the topics one by one.
Often we think about a topic in one or two ways alone, preventing us from fully understanding its complexity. What does it look like? The content of this page has not been reviewed or approved by California State University, Dominguez Hills. Alternatively, you might be given more of an open-ended assignment for which you can choose your topic. Analyze it: How is it put together? If you're not sure which side of a controversial issue you'd like to argue at first, brainstorming can help you decide; you can simply see which side you've generated more good points for. These sides are defined to help you understand exactly what you will be writing about. Cubing is a technique used by teachers around the country.
You ask a question related to the novel throw the cube. Again, with freewriting, you shouldn't worry about grammar or organization. At the very most, the state could make it so that drivers could only use hands-free devices while driving. Each side of the cube prompts the student to consider a specific aspect of reading comprehension. Would this be a good selection if your high school or college were hosting a Day or Week of Tolerance? You might decide, for example, that you wouldn't be able to adequately research a certain topic, that another topic might be too broad, or that a topic just isn't interesting to you.
Math Cubing can be easily adapted to accommodate students of varying levels of ability. Cubing Cubing is a brainstorming strategy outlined in the book, Writing, by Gregory Cowan and Elizabeth Cowan New York: Wiley, 1980. How are these parts related? Remember how you wrote your cubing exercise using an object. Can you compare it to anything else in your experience? The point is just to get your ideas down on paper. For example, the steps of the scientific method could be placed on the six sides: ask, investigate, hypothesize, experiment, analyze data, and communicate findings. If you had to describe that cube, you would try to discuss each side of the object.
The teacher passes out to students a copy of the cube template and the instructions below. Always, always you are looking and searching for lines that connect one to the other, the points of convergence. Did you identify with any of the characters? The cube needs to be big enough to tape a word on each face, so even inch by inch by inch cubes will do though I prefer cubes with two-inch faces because they are easier to read. Cubing asks you to probe your topic from six different perspectives. Start jotting down basic ideas as they come to you. Apply it What can you do with it? When you do mind mapping, put your central idea or thesis in the center of a page.