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The students read the passage independently then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper (everyone has a square). In their box they write the answer and the evidence that helped them KNOW the right answer not just THINK the right answer. - Mrs. Holmes Eclectically Educating
In "trivia", students team up and the class is given a problem. The team confers and sends a runner to the teacher with the answer on a slip of paper. Everyone gets points for a right answer and points are deducted for a wrong answer. To keep things moving, you may need to put a time limit on each round.