Get your class moving and talking while on task with this fun cooperative learning activity. This can be used an introduction activity, research activity, or a wrap up activity.
Basically you assign a category (anything from things that start with the letter B to reasons for the Revolutionary War to ways we can stop hallway littering). The students think of 2 ideas that fall into the assigned category and write them in the top two boxes. Then the students mingle, share ideas, and record 4 ideas that are different from their own.
(You can stop them before they all have 4 if they are losing focus.)
When ideas are shared with the large group, the students share another student’s idea giving them credit.