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The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

Purposeful Talk - Great poster to help students when having group discussions. Other great posters on the site!

Team building/ ice breakers...LIST of MANY icebreakers or team-building exercises!

American football but a great quote anyway, for any athletics. Gotta accept this one here.

teamworkslideshow by Jessica Jackson Meacham via Slideshare

rule works for a family too my first 5th grade class couldn't win as a team, too many hotdogs, but man we wiped up on field day. Kept working on this idea...

Drink the Kool Aid - you know who you are

Cooperative games anchor chart

spider web cooperative game

sketchlot - Connect. Collaborate. Share. A web whiteboard for schools. Create a sketch, share it with students. They mark up their own and share it back. No plugin, installation or app required! Works on all modern computers, smartphones and tablets!