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Cooperative Learning Structures

Four Corners

A Four Corners debate requires students to show their position on a specific statement (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree) by standing in a particular corner of the room. This activity elicits the participation of all students by requiring everyone to take a position. Use this as a warm-up activity by asking students to respond to a statement about a topic they will be studying. It can also be an effective follow-up activity by asking students to apply what they have learned when framing their arguments, or you can use it as a pre-writing activity to elicit arguments and evidence prior to essay writing. 1)

Graphic Organizers

Structured Overview

A structured overview is a graphic organiser used to arrange the key words and concepts on a topic. They may be completed individually or collaboratively. The words are organised in a hierarchical structure, beginning with the topic heading. Lines connect the words or subtopics showing their relationship to the central idea and to each other. 2)

cooperative_learning_structures.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/06 19:21 by john