In pairs, students share with a partner for a predetermined time while the partner listens. Then partners switch roles.
Examples:• What is the key thing that you learned?• What is one literary technique you plan to use in your writing and how will you use it?
In teams, students take turns responding orally.
Examples:• What makes a good listener?• List objects that float?• What clubs or societies are you a member of?• What is one of your favorite movies?
In pairs, students alternate generating brief oral responses.
Examples:• List adjectives to describe the character.• List inert elements.• Share steps of the experiment.• Describe an event from the story.
This fun detective game encourages problem-solving, critical thinking and cognitive development. Collect a number of items that are associated with a specific profession, social trend, place, public figure, historical event, animal, etc. Assemble actual items (or pictures of items) that are commonly associated with the target answer. Place them all in a bag (five-10 clues should be sufficient.) Then have a student reach into the bag and one by one pull out clues. Choose a minimum number of clues they must draw out before making their first guess (two- three). After this, the student must venture a guess after each clue pulled until they guess correctly. See how quickly the student is able to solve the riddle.