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How do you hold individual kids accountable during small group work activities?

Dec 4, 2014 5:40am

  • 9-12
  • Behavior


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    • Dec 4, 2014 9:16am

      Have you tried a work log? Either something they turn in daily or an ongoing journal that you check periodically.

      • Dec 7, 2014 4:16am

        It invariably comes down to assigning particular member tasks within a group, and the students receive two (2) components of a grade: personal and group achievement.

        • Dec 7, 2014 12:58pm

          Incorporate an individual element such as assigned roles and functions within the group to the group work that is a part of the project rubric. This accounts for the group work as whole as well as for each individual student

          • Dec 10, 2014 10:13am

            There are some great cooperative learning strategies you an use to hold all students accountable during group work projects. One is "Random Reporter". With the random reporter stately, all students have to prepare to answer a question, idea etc. Each student is assigned a number within the group. The teacher randomly calls out the number and the student who represents that number at each table must give the answer. So no one knows who will be called on, as a result, all are prepared. Another strategy is "prep the rep". This strategy entails tables working together to solve a problem, the teacher calls out a number and the table rep must get information from their table mates in order to answer the question completely. Also, working cooperatively and doing your part can be a class expectation and groups that show whole group participation can receive rewards and recognition.

            • Mar 4, 2015 7:20pm

              Have you tried cooperative learning stations! There are dozens of station ideas for middle school ELA on! You can find all of the teacher monitor/facilitator printable to track progress.