This Cooperative Grouping Template is a great tool to use for all ages and allows the teacher or facilitator to easily move learners around into different grouping configurations very quickly with very little confusion.
It's a great time-saver in all classrooms and can also be used with adults! The template is basic enough for elementary students to understand, but the use of the tool can be complex enough to use in trainings or meetings with adults. I have used this quite a bit in my own classrooms and very successfully when facilitating professional development.
After downloading and printing the template you can cut the individual "tokens" apart and give one to each individual. Use the grouping guide printed at the bottom of the page to quickly and easily move individuals from pairs to small groups of 4-5 to larger groups of 10.
TIP: If using with students for a semester or longer, I recommend keeping a list of which token belongs to each student in case they lose their token over time. :-)
Tip #2: If you have more students than there are tokens on the template, I find it very easy to simply print a second sheet and have a few duplicate tokens in the class.
Please feel free to share the link to my store with your colleagues so they can download this free resource! Thanks!