Thursday, 11 June 2015

Expert groups

Today we did an activity where we became experts in some information and then shared it with members of our group. We first made a group of 4 and then each team member was given a number 1,2,3 or 4.
Mr F then got all the number 1s together, then the 2s, 3s and finally the 4s. Each number had a different text about air resistance and air pressure. We read our text and then talked with our group to clarify any words and ideas we were unsure of, and then asked and answered questions to show our understanding. Finally we had a go at summarizing the text. All of these steps are part of the reciprocal reading process which we use when doing guided reading.

Eventually we got back together with our original groups so that there was a 1,2,3 and 4. We then became experts and shared our learning with our group. Because we were looking at similar topics there was some crossover i.e, some of the information was the same. That was fine because it helped to validate what we learned.

Our next step is to show our understanding in another way, perhaps by using a series of pictures, perhaps by making a video.

Here we are in action today.

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