How does a group of people become a highly effective team?
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!
Interactive ways to praise students
this lesson plan helps kids get beyond drama
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...
SMART Goal - Free Graphic Organizers for Studying and Analyzing. New years activity
There is a very big difference between being bossy and assertive. Being assertive is a very big part of healthy communication and healthy communication is necessarily for building strong relationships and keeping stress at bay. Life is stressful enough with things we cannot control so it is wise to learn to manage well those that we can. Communication is one of them.
Assertive Rights - Adults need this too.
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!