This document has 15 printable task cards with images for cooperative learning strategies that can be used with any subject area or topic. You can print these and place them in a pocket chart or put them on a key ring. It is a powerpoint file so you can also project it for the students. You get step by step instructions with visual support for each cooperative learning strategy plus variations and tips.
Cooperative learning is any strategy that involves pairs or groups of students
learning together and sharing what they’ve learned with others.
Meets standards for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Self management, Self Awareness, Social Awareness, problem solving and responsible decision making
Cooperative learning helps students with special needs and English Language Learners by giving them time to practice meaning and language with peers.
The more peer to peer discussion that you incorporate in your day leads to better learning. Students need time to verbalize, negotiate thoughts and receive feedback from peers. Plan to use cooperative learning with every learning activity. According to Hattie’s book about effect sizes on achievement the following rank highest - active engagement, metacognitive strategies, feedback, reciprocal teaching, self verbalization.