Thursday, October 11, 2012

Match It ~ A Cooperative Learning Strategy

Have you ever had your students play memory? Match It is a version of memory but rather than students playing by themselves or with a partner, Match It is played with the entire class.  There are card sets available to purchase, but I often have my students make their own.  I give each student an index card, and with their partner they make a question card and an answer card to match.  When all partners have a pair, I collect them, mix them up, and then randomly pass them back out to students. 

I have also given students a specific question or word if I am wanting them to review specific points.  Below you will find directions for this strategy and ways that I have used this strategy in various content areas.  To get a better look, click the picture to enlarge.

What other ways can you think to use Match It?


Jessica Lawler said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderful idea! We play a similar game in my class called "I have...who has?"

In my fifth grade class, we're focusing heavily on genres in reading. I'm thinking of adapting your "Match It" game where half the class has a genre title while the other half has descriptors. I might even do three groups and have a third cluster have examples of each genre. Then they'd have to find their trio and complete some sort of project on their specific genre. Ohh, my brain juices are flowing...


katherine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This sounds like fun! I'm always excited when I find things like this that my students can help create, because that gets them more involved and it cuts down on my prep time! Thanks for sharing! :)

Yay Third Grade

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