If learners memorize the 100 questions by rote, they can become flustered if the interviewer varies the wording of the questions. This activity is a review technique for learners who have taken a citizenship class. Summarizing the information about the topics that are covered in the questions helps the learners to cement their knowledge of the background information and to build confidence.
Purpose: This activity is good for reviewing the 100 questions by identifying the key words. It builds learners’ confidence as they realize that they do not need to hear all of the words in the question to recognize it (remind learner/s that during the real test, they are allowed to ask for clarification if they do not understand a question) and also helps to develop their listening skills.
In the spring of 2020, households across the United States will be asked to participate in the census. We know that the census is critically important for a number of reasons. First, it determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, and the results are used to redraw district boundaries. Second, communities rely on census data to make decisions about how to spend money and distribute resources. Finally, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion annually to states and communities based on Census Bureau statistics.
A writing recap, which is sometimes called an exit ticket or entry log is “and easy yet powerful way to get students to remember what they are learning while solidifying language and summarizing what they learned that day.”