Think, Group Share, Class Share
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The teacher poses a somewhat specific question to the entire class (in this case “Is a dust storm a natural disaster?”), then gives the class a short amount of time to think to themselves. The teacher then splits up the students (the same number of groups per question) and has each group discuss one of the questions. After the groups have had thoroughly discussed the question, the whole class will come together and discuss each question together.
When To Use
When going into specifics on a new concept or topic, Think, Group Share, Class Share can be very beneficial to students, especially ELL’s. Having time to think on their own gives students the opportunity to gather their knowledge on the subject and organize their thoughts before sharing with others.
How To Use
Student gathers their thought and knowledge on the subject.
Students get into groups to share their thoughts on the question and help other students who may not understand.
The whole class comes together to discuss the questions together. The teacher can help answer any questions or uncertainties that may still be there.