Well…so much for keeping up with this challenge!!! I have 19 more posts to make the 31 needed for July and only 10 more days to do it… YIKES!
They really must have been reading my mind…because I had been thinking that I could share a strategy that I’ve used for one of my posts. So…here goes…
Three 3’s in a Row
Here’s how it works:
- Complete the Three 3’s in a Row template by creating nine questions based on the content being learned.
- Students should walk around the room asking classmates to explain one answer (only one answer) to them. (I like the speaking and listening component here – AND we know kids just love to move!)
- Students should summarize their classmates’ responses in the appropriate box – Don’t let students write in each other’s template or you’ll end up with a passive game of pass-the-paper. Only the owner of the template writes on the template.
- Students should repeat this process of finding classmates to answer questions.
- Students may not use a classmate to answer more than one question.
- Go over the answers as a class, by asking volunteers to share their responses.
Here is a version I did when teaching Introduction to Special Education. (Can’t locate my math example right now.)
If you do a quick Google search…you can find some decent PPts highlighting many of the books techniques, like this one here.