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The first weeks of school are crucial for establishing classroom routines, procedures, and expectations. One of the best ways to do this while making it fun and engaging for your students is through the use of Cooperative Learning Structures. Using these structures also help you and your students to utilize team building and class building opportunities.
For this product I have included information for you on how why using these structures is important for you and your students at the beginning of the year, how to prepare your classroom for use of the structures, and a suggested plan on when and why to use each activity.
This product includes directions for NINE Cooperative Learning Structures, along with the question cards, writing prompts, reading passage, and other resources needed for each activity.
Structures included are:
Pairs Check (reading passage)
Quiz-Quiz-Trade ( 32 question cards)
Fan-N-Pick (First Day Jitters, The Name Jar, The Recess Queen, and Story Structure for any text)
Showdown (Bus Safety)
Simultaneous Round Table (Writing Prompts)
Find the Fiction (Get to Know Me)
Carousel Feedback (Good Teacher, Good Student, etc.)
Poem for Two Voices (Partner Writing)