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Classroom Connection: Interactive Studying

November 27, 2013
By KCS Staff
Research groups hunt down the answers to share with their classmates.

Studying for a chapter test can be an ordinary task for most students. However, a peek into Mrs. McClair’s 5A classroom would indicate otherwise.

As students prepare for an upcoming Social Studies test on Colonial America, they are divided up into small research groups to study a particular section of the chapter review. Within each research group, tasks are assigned, as each student assumes a role as timekeeper, facilitator, presenter, or scribe. Mrs. McClair finds that the students enjoy the responsibilities associated with this activity. The classroom is filled with healthy chatter, a good sign that students are on task and engaged in the material. Afterwards, each group’s representative presents their information to the class. Some students really thrive during interpersonal activities like this!