Need a way to group your students and assure they each have a role?
Create groups 4 then assign each member. Group of 4, number them 1-4.
When cooperative groups meet, plop the card down in the middle and assign the tasks.
#1 reads the question
#2 gives an answer
#3 agrees or disagrees
#4 records the group answer
The possibilities are endless!
#1 gathers supplies
#2 puts supplies away
#3 reads task
#4 makes sure everyone gives input to solution:)
Use face/shoulder partners for times you want to pair students.
One has the "A" role and one has the "B" role.
If you buddy read, the A student can begin, the "B" student can summarize, then reverse roles.