Are you looking for ways to use cooperative learning for test prep?
Cooperative learning is a part of each and every day in our classroom, but this time of year when we are focusing in on test prep it is really easy to let it slide. Instead I challenge myself (and you in turn!) to really ramp it up and do even MORE cooperative learning structures throughout the day. Cooperative learning for test prep is a win-win because you get through content all while building classroom community.
For this post, I have put together a list of my absolute favorite cooperative learning for test prep. For each structure I will tell you why it is one of my faves.
Numbered Heads Together
Quiz Quiz Trade
This cooperative learning activity is pretty similar to Numbered Heads Together, but just different enough to up the engagement ante with students. Along with this, Showdown is much more student-led, and allows students, groups, to work at their own pace.
Fan & Pick
Coach is built right into the name, and that’s what it is! Student pairs coach one another to successful completion of what would otherwise be a boring independent practice worksheet.
Sage & Scribe
If you do, I would love to hear about it, or even see pictures! You can comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for more information on cooperative learning strategies, check out this post on cooperative learning basics.
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