Think, Group Share, Class Share

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Strategy Description

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

The strategy is used as a way for students to rely on themselves and their peers first, seeing how much they really know about the subject and interact with others. Thinking on their own before getting into groups gives students the opportunity to gather their thoughts and see what they really know. Discussing the question in a group gives students the opportunity to share their knowledge without relying on the teacher for all the answers. Discussing as a class gives students the opportunity to share what they know and what they learned from each other, while also giving them the opportunity to have the teacher answer any question they may have left.

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