This is a very versatile strategy. Basically, kids list three things, then two things, and finally one thing. Examples:
- Three things that I remember, two things that surprised me, one thing I still have a question about.
- Three ways I can make the number 12 with addition, two ways I can make the number 12 with subtraction, and one way I can make the number 12 with multiplication.
- Three differences between the latest historical figures we studied, two similarities between the latest historical figures we studied, one question I would like to ask either of them.
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Another very versatile strategy that takes little to no preparation. Partner students. One person talks non-stop for a minute (or thirty seconds - or however long you think they can) about a topic. Partner B listens. When the timer goes off, Partner B talks non-stop. If you have students who need extension, you can add the rule that Partner B cannot repeat anything Partner A says. If you need remediation, your stronger partner should speak first and then the second speaker can repeat.
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