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So often, when we ask students to work in groups, they talk in front of each other, rather than TO each other. Why not establish rules for how small-groups should work? Better yet, why not have the students themselves create these rules?
With these 4 games, you will cover skills such as taking turns, commenting on another student's response, managing time, helping shy students, and more.
The following four small-group games are included:
* Question Cards
* Would You Rather...?
* Who Would You Hire? (a scenario)
* Possible Reasons Why
BONUS: small-group assessment grid
You can use the games as part of a 4-days series to help students develop a final product: a class list of how good groups work, common problems, and common solutions.
OR you can use any of the ice breakers above as stand-alone activities.
See the preview file for an overview of each game and materials needed.
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