Engaging Students in Rigorous Small Groups

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If you are completing this Math Learning Module for contact hours, please complete the activities and submit evidence of your work to your LPDC.

Download the Activities PDF file and complete the form to submit as evidence.

 

Activity 1:

(approximate time to complete 1 hour)

 

1. Use direct, explicit instruction to teach students to how use the sticky note and two color highlight pre-reading strategies.

a) Were these strategies effective in helping students to comprehend what they are reading? How do you know?

b) What did you learn as you implemented the strategy? What will you do differently next time?

 

Activity 2:

(approximate time to complete 1 hour)

 

2. Pick a strategy to facilitate grouping students. Use direct, explicit instruction to teach this strategy to students.

a) Did this strategy allow students to more easily get into small groups?

b) What did you learn as you implemented the strategy? What will you do differently next time?

 

Activity 3:

(approximate time to complete 1 hour)

 

3. Have students use the Pass the Problem strategy in a small group.

a) Did this strategy keep students engaged? Why or why not?

b) What will you do differently the next time to make the strategy more effective?

Engaging Students in Rigorous Small Groups