Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Synchronized Write 'n' Pass

Here is a twist to the traditional Write 'n' Pass.  Instead of limiting engagement to partners, teams are simultaneously engaged with given topics.  There are a few variations to this activity.  You can simply have students write a specific prompt on top of a piece of paper or marker board for which they pass.  You can also use different worksheets.

For example, my class just finished up with Geometry.  I wanted them to review perimeter, area, and characteristics of 3 and 2 dimensional figures.  I gave each student a review sheet (worksheet).  Student one started with the perimeter review, student two with area, student three started with characteristics of 2-D figures, and student four started with 3-D figures.  Students have the choice in the problem that they do, they do not have to go in order as they are on the paper.  This allows for differentiation.  Students are able to complete the ones that they can do, but still have the opportunity to see the other problems that their teammates have completed.

Have you used something similar in your classroom?  What other ways could this be used?  I would love to hear your ideas!


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