From Little Lemon: Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills by Betsy B. Lee, Learning Abilities Books, This lesson plan may be reproduced for classroom use only. All other rights are reserved. (Lesson plan Copyright 1997 Betsy B. Lee) Return to Lesson Plans or Articles from Learning Abilities Books.

Introducing Learning Strategies (Motivation)

Parts one and two do not need to be done on the same day.

Motivation improves when children feel that the goals can be accomplished. Rather than dumbing down the goals, we should teach children to develop learning strategies.

The most important strategy is the decision to use strategies. This concept of learning how to learn is addressed in the Little Lemon book. Part one of this lesson plan is the same as part one of Remembering How to Remember.

Part 1
Materials needed: Little Lemon book and the Deluxe Puppet or the Trim-lined Puppet. The puppets have been replaced by pattern books for making your own puppets.

Part 2
Materials needed: Little Lemon book, puppet, lemons, sugar, water, ice, and items for preparation and serving.
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