Many of us work with students who struggle with group collaborative assignments because of their difficulty with social situations. One strategy that I have used to help students participate successfully in small groups is to assign roles explicitly to the participants in the group. These cards provide a fun way of doing it. You can mix them up and have the students draw a card or you can assign the roles depending on what works best for your class. Cut them out and laminate them or leave them as paper and put them folded in a container for students to draw. I’ve left a blank card so you can add roles that you need for your class that I haven’t thought of. Great for students with autism, Asperger's syndrome, or other special needs.
Check out my blog post Autism Classroom News
for ideas on using the cards.
Stars of the Group: Small Group Role Cards Freebie (Autism)
by Christine Reeve
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License