Round Robin is another great strategy to use during group work. It is a strategy that is used for 3 or more students.
How to use Round Robin:
1. The teacher gives a problem (a question, a probe, or an activity that has multiple
2. Students take turns responding.
*Hint: Time each students response to keep the sharing even.
When to use Round Robin?
Round Robin can be used for a variety of reasons. It’s a great strategy for playing games, sharing during literature circles, completing group work, working on projects. Really, if 3 or more students need to work on something Round Robin is a great strategy to help all students participate.
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Partner Coach is a great strategy to replace typical partner or group work. It holds every student accountable for the work to be completed.
How to use Partner Coach:
1. Partner A solves the first problem. Places
his/her initials next to the problem.
2. Partner B watches and listens, checks, and
coaches if partner A needs it.
3. Partner B solves the next problem and places his/her initials next to the problem.
4. Partner A watches and listens, checks and coaches if partner B needs it.
When to use Partner Coach?
Partner coach is a great strategy for ANY partner lesson. It engages 100% of your students and holds all of them accountable.. Some examples of great times to use it:
1. Worksheets or practice work.
2. ANY “partner” project. Parts can be assigned instead of problems.
*Hint- partner coach typically works best if only one worksheet/recording sheet is provided to the partnership!
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Turn and Talk
A great strategy for getting all of the students in your class engaged! It can be used whole group or with small groups of students!
Turn and Talk
1. Pose a question or prompt to the class and/or group.
2. Have the students turn to a partner.
Possible names for partners:
3. Set a timer (each partner should get the same amount of talking time) and allow each partner talking time.
4. Allow the groups time to share with the whole class or other groups.
When to use turn and talk?
Turn and talk is a great strategy for ANY lesson. It engages 100% of your students. Some examples of great times to use it:
1. As an exit slip
2. Any time a question is posed to the class. Students then get a chance to practice the
answer before answering before the class.
3. As a wrap up or discussion point to chunk and chew new information.
4. During warm-up activities.
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