This is a strategy for the students to use to keep track of who is contributing to group discussions using one post-it note per group. They enjoy it and see it as a fun competition of sorts. This is an explanation of how to do it and accountable talk prompts for this specific activity. You can use it in any subject area and with grades 4 through 12.
It's a great routine to teach the students early in the year. These talk prompts are specifically geared for everyone in the group to speak and make sure they hear from everyone else.
My administrators really like this as a discussion tool and a visible way to evaluate me on student engagement in my classroom.