Whether you call them classroom jobs or cooperative group roles, students do well when given a specific job/title.
Research has shown that students who work in cooperative learning groups develop better reasoning and critical thinking skills than those that don’t. Such groups are also excellent tools for including ELLs who might be lost on their own. If you are teaching 100% ELLs, this gives them an excellent opportunity to practice their English speaking/listening skills as well.
✔ 16 Role cards with sound bite suggestions
✔ Teacher Instructions
✔ 16 Place Cards
Roles include: Motivator, Group Guru, Wizard of Writing, Preposition President, Grammar Guard, Verb VIP, Spelling Scholar, Time Keeper, Captain Collaboration, Materials Manager, Executive Editor, Devil's Advocate, The Inquiring Mind, Royal Reader, The Questioning Querier, & The Ambassador of Affirmation