Setting and enforcing strong expectations for group work from the beginning of the year can make all the difference in the world.
Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Charts--> all of these are absolutely wonderful and I plan to use them a lot this year!!!
The Brown-Bag Teacher: Kagan Cooperative Learning - Working with a Partner poster freebie
I created this rubric and have used it many times. It motivates students to contribute to group projects, makes them accountable, and provides them with an opportunity for reflection.
Anchor charts for classroom management-group work
Great to use for groups! Assigning "jobs" helps students feel that they have ownership in the group
Student-led reading groups in an upper elementary classroom. This contains a self-assessment piece (FREEBIE!)
Bravo Board I already do table points (it really does help teaching tallies!)-I need to call it "bravo board" and have the winners be the "bravo table". Love it!
Fourth and Ten: Guest Post: Sandy from Soaring Through Second Group work freebie handout
Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion. 21st century skills.