Module 2: Activity 2.06
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Students are being prepped before their group activity.
Hello class today we will be doing some group work. As you can see the classroom is set up into groups. As a class we will be creating rules to follow when working in a group.
G R O U P S
Please find your name tag and sit down quietly. Now that you each have found your assigned seating. We will go over the acronym written on the board. What should each letter represent?
G is to get along with each other.
Get along with each other. Respect everyone's opinion. Offer support and ideas. Use soft voices. Participate actively. Stay together as a team.
R should be to respect everyones opinion.
O is to offer support and idea and U should be to use soft voices.
Great job! Let me write down those rules on the board. Remember class we always want to follow these rules. Now let us begin.
P is to participate actively and S should be to stay together as a team.
The above comic shows the class coming in at the beginning of the day; all eyes and attention is on the teacher. The classroom set-up has changed. The teacher moved the desks so there would be four students to a table. This gives the students an opportunity to work in a group (maybe with students they've never worked with before) and learn together in a cooperative level.
The above comic shows the class in their assigned seating, quiet, and, ready to start the lesson. The teacher had mentioned they would be making some rules as a class in connection to their assigned groups. The class has prior knowledge of acronyms and are able to work with one another if they are having some difficulties.
The comic above shows cooperative and community learning. The teacher asks for examples of what rules to place behind each letter of the acronym written on the board. The class knows that only one speaker may speak at a time; the teacher uses the "whip-it" motion to get all group members involved. Each student gives examples and the teacher praises them for their hard work and writes them on the board. The teacher reinforces the rules and reminds all students that they are to follow them. Thus, they are now ready to start the group activity.
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