To increase student’s sense of
responsibility by making each one an expert on one part of a unit then having
each student teach the part for which he/she has become an expert to the other
members of his/her team.
are assigned to teams to work on content material that ahs been divided
read the entire selection focusing on their assigned part of the
students meet with their expert group, which has members of different teams
who have studied the same selection, to discuss questions provided by the
return to their original teams and take turns teaching teammates about the
section they have studied.
teacher then assesses the mastery of the overall topic.
A guide to Using the Extended Class Period, p. 36-37
Numbered Heads Together
To group students and structure
the questions/answer period so that all students engage in discussion about the
- The teacher
arranges students in groups or teams of 4 or 5, assigning a number to each
individual within a group.
teacher asks a question of the entire class.
are then directed to “put their heads together” to discuss the answer and
to be sure everyone in their group knows the correct answer.
the teacher calls a number at random and each individual with that number
must be ready with an answer because no one knows which teams member will
be called to answer the question.
- If an
incorrect answer is given, the teacher can call on another group or team.
A Guide to Using the Extended Class Period, p. 21