This lesson usually takes 1 - 2 days. I designed it as a way to address two areas of need in my classroom. The first need was an effective and stress free way to get the kids sharing information about themselves. The second goal of this activity was to provide my students a lesson in how to organize and take notes. This 8 page lesson plan includes instructions for the teacher and all necessary handouts. I love this lesson because every year that I do it, not only do my students engage with each other in meaningful conversation, by the time it is over they have some note taking strategies that they can use in the classroom. This lesson is great for any student, in any classroom at any level!