Effective as an opener to tap into prior knowledge and inspire student interest, this fast paced exercise works best in groups with one student utilized as the scribe. For example, brainstorm everything your group knows about taxes, reptiles, fractions, Africa or civilizations… Also great as a close – students revisit what their initial conversations were and add to their list of what they have learned.
Timing: about 3 minutes plus a few for sharing. (Some leaders even use this in brainstorming sessions with staffs…priorities, culture, our biggest concerns…) A versatile strategy for all grade levels.
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|Grade levels||1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Higher Ed|
|Resource types||Closings / Summarizing, Cooperative learning, Hands-on learning, Leadership, Lesson plans (individual), Lesson plans (unit), Literacy, Openers / Activating learning|
|Is editable content included?||No|
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