Tag Archives: Cooperative learning

Interrogating Language and Power with Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”

Teachers can use the following cooperative learning activity to ask students to think critically about language and power, and to reflect on their own beliefs about language. ________________________________________________________________________ Materials needed: Chart paper, large classroom space, multi-colored markers that are dark … Continue reading

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Lesson Idea: Active Modeling & Organizing Evidence-Based Claims

Before students start writing their essays, they need to see what an organized essay looks like; they also need practice in organizing claims as well as individualized feedback. I’ve struggled with this aspect of writing-teaching because 1) It’s often unclear … Continue reading

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Strategy Share: Graffiti

This is a cooperative learning activity that emphasizes deeper understanding of a topic and reflection. I picked this up from a wonderful professor at Ithaca College where I received my M.A.T. Materials needed: Chart paper, large classroom space, multicolored markers … Continue reading

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