Cooperative Learning Techniques Technique


1. Teacher poses a question related to the lesson 2. Students have sufficient time to think and ink could !e "riting or dra"ing depending on course content# $. Students pair to discuss responses %. Students share their responses "ith the team or class &ariations' Think-Pair-Share 1. Teacher asks one student from each pair of students to take out a sheet of paper or "orksheet* la! report+# and a pencil,pen 2. Partner - "orks the first pro!lem "hile Partner . "atches* listens* coaches* and praises $. Partner . solves the ne/t pro!lem "hile Partner "atches* listens* coaches* and praises %. Partners take turns until the task is complete 1. Teacher poses a question or pro!lem 2. Students take turns responding orall) to the question Student 1* 2* $ 0 %# &ariations' -ll 1rite (ound (o!in' 2ach student responds orall). If all teammates agree* all students record the ans"er on their o"n paper Timed (ound (o!in' 2ach student contri!utes for a designated amount of time (ead)* Set* (ecall' 2ach student lists ever)thing the) can remem!er a!out a topic. 3roups round ro!in and generate a shared list. -ll students stand. 2ach group is in until the) run out of items to share and must sit do"n.

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Partner then "rites a!out the other topic %. Continue passing papers !ack and forth until the teacher sa)s to stop 5. 1. -ll four students respond simultaneousl) !) "riting or dra"ing. Teacher poses a pro4ect* question "ith multiple ans"ers* a topic to "rite a!out* or a task that has man) possi!le solutions* steps or procedures $. Students share their responses "ith the team or class 1. 5.pens do"n thum!s up "hen the) are done "ith the pro!lem. If there is disagreement* the team discusses the ans"er until there is consensus. Continue* starting at step $.(ound Ta!le 1. %. $.pro4ect* each making one contri!ution Simultaneous (all) Ta!le Teams of %# Simultaneous (ound Ta!le Teams of %# &ariations' (ound Ta!le Consensus' 1. 2. Teacher asks one student from each group to take out necessar) materials. $. 1hen agreement is reached* the ans"er is "ritten do"n. 2.pencil 2. Students pass papers one person clock"ise. . Teammates sho" thum!s up. 2ach student gives a ver!al ans"er. 2. -ll students take out paper. Students "rite one thing a!out their topic on the top of the paper and pass the paper to their partner $. Teacher assigns a topic or question. Teacher signals time* or students place"n. 6. In teams* students take turns passing the paper. &ariation' Students ma) !uild their responses "ith manipulatives rather than dra"ing or "riting. Students continue "riting or dra"ing* adding to "hat "as alread) on the paper.

%.< -t the top of the right column students "rite . -t the top of the left column students "rite . Pairs discuss the question.Stand up* hand up* pair up. Teacher poses a question or pro!lem and gives think time 2. Students share their responses "ith the team or class 1. Students list as man) things as the) kno" in the .Stand up* hand up* pair up. If it .< 2. Students fold paper in half length"ise hot dog st)le#. Students stand* put their hand up* and pair up "ith a student from a different ta!le. The teacher poses a question or topic "ith multiple ans"ers and gives a time limit. The teacher calls a num!er and students "ith that num!er share their ans"ers &ariation' Students could (ound Ta!le share their ans"ers 1. 9ne partner solves the pro!lem "hile the other coaches: additions or changes are discussed $. If the) alread) have that response* the) check it off.Paired 7eads Together Pairs Check Stand up-7and up-Pair up 3ive one = 3et one 1. Students pair up "ith their face partner and share their ans"ers 6.3ive 9ne. Teacher poses a pro!lem 2.3ive 9ne< column.3et 9ne. Students record their partner8s ans"er 5. Teacher calls* . Students pair up "ith their shoulder partner and share their ans"ers %. Teacher directs students to .pro!lem 5.< 5.< $. Partners greet and share responses. Then the) open the paper and dra" a line do"n the crease. $. %. Students record their ans"ers $. -fter ever) t"o pro!lems* the pairs check their ans"ers "ith another pair 1. Students s"itch roles for the ne/t pro!lem %. Teacher asks a question and gives think time 2.

@i/< and students repeat the activit) "ith the same or a different question. paper face do"n.@i/-AreeBe-Pair is a ne" ans"er* the) "rite it in the . Partners sa) . D. 2. ?.3et 9ne< column.think time. 1hen the teacher calls CAreeBe*C the) stop. $. %. Task cards are placed face do"n in the center of the team. 1. Students "ithout a partner rush to another person "ithout a partner. 1hen the) are finished* the) face the teacher. 9ne person !ecomes the first leader and picks up a card. 1ithout sho"ing it to the others* he or she reads the sentence aloud. 2/amples' 7o" man) planets are there in our solar s)stemE 1hat direction is 1ashington from CaliforniaE Fe)' GorthH2* SouthH$* 2astH%* 1estH5#. Continue until the teacher sa)s to stop. Students circulate through the classroom "ithout speaking. The teacher directs "hich partner goes first 1 or 2# 6. 2. Sho"do"n . Pairs discuss the topic. -s each person finishes* the) place their chalk!oard. The teacher announces the topic or discussion question and gives . 1. %. $.< 5. &ariation' @i/-AreeBe-3roup' Teacher asks a question to "hich the ans"er is a num!er or corresponds to a ke) "ith a num!er. ?. The others "rite the appropriate ans"er on their chalk!oards. 6.paper. 2ach team mem!er needs a piece of paper or a small chalk!oard or "hite!oard. Partners choose to !e 1 or 2. Students group according to the num!er. 1hen the teacher calls CPair*C the) form pairs "ith the person closest to them.Thank )ou>< put hand up and find a ne" partner. The teacher announces .

6. If the) can do this* the team receives 1 point. The teacher marks each corner of the classroom to represent a vie" . Students in each corner discuss their opinion or respond to a question. &ariation' Teams ma) keep score. The teacher moves a!out the room* monitoring the activit) and making sure students are getting the correct ans"ers. %. 1hen all !oards are do"n* the leader sa)s CSho"do"n>C and ever)one sho"s their ans"er. &ariation' Students are selected from each corner to go to another corner to share their corner8s vie"point. Teams receive time to coach their team mem!er so that the) understand 17I the) missed the ans"er.< $. 6. This can !e done in pairs first#. Students mi/* repeatedl) quiBBing ne" partners and trading cards.Jndecided<# or choice .1hich character do )ou identif) "ith the mostE< or .most difficultE<# 2. The teacher calls .@i/-G-@atch Corners 5. 3roups summariBe their discussion and share "ith the class. 5. -fter"ards* the) rush to find a ne" partner "ith the card that matches theirs. Aor the ne/t round* a different student on the team !ecomes the leader. Students move to the corner that represents that vie"point.1hich pro!lem did )ou think "as the easiestE. The leader checks the ans"ers according to the task card. 1.Corners. @an) teachers have students "rite do"n their choice#. &ariation' Jse cards at centers or for small group activities 1. . 2.comment in each corner. If all in group have the correct ans"er* the team gets 5 points.Aor*< . D.-gainst*< . Students are then given silent think time to make a choice. ?.

-fter each question or set of questions* students in the outer or inner circle rotate to the ne/t partner.(otate three ahead. 2. The) listen* praise and coach. %. &ariation' Teacher ma) call rotation num!ers' .<# . $. Students in the outside circle use flash cards to ask questions of their partner. Students stand in t"o concentric circles* facing a partner.Inside-9utside Circle 1. The inside circle faces out: the outside circle faces in. Partners s"itch roles' inside circle students ask* listen* then praise or coach.

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