This tip is all about making authentic choices, and name recognition. Students get to vote for real purposes, such as choosing lunch, deciding who to invite for a class visit, or which video to watch during Friday Fun. They can also vote to show knowledge, such as whether frogs are reptiles or amphibians, respond to true/ false questions, and give opinions. Each student finds his or her name from a field of 3 - 10 names, and uses it to place their vote. While these activities are currently happening in classrooms for students with significant cognitive disabilities, this tip is a reminder to increase the cognitive engagement, and use the strategy across more activities.
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