Cooperative Learning in Action
This guidebook discusses cooperative learning at the middle school level and provides lesson plans that use cooperative learning techniques in various subject areas. Part 1 details three classroom organizational options and the elements of cooperative learning; examines the major types of cooperative learning; reviews the importance of developing the social skills needed in conjunction with cooperative learning; and provides suggestions for initiating cooperative learning in the classroom. Part 2 contains 52 lesson plans in art, mathematics, music, reading/language arts, science, and social studies, each of which was submitted by active middle school teachers. Each lesson plan includes a clear description of the subject to be taught and the expected learning outcome, a description of the lesson procedures, and the materials necessary to conduct the lesson, many of which are reproducible. (MDM)
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CHAPTER TWOTypes of Cooperative Learning
CHAPTER THREEDeveloping the Skills Needed for Cooperative Learning
CHAPTER FOURPutting Cooperative Learning into Action
Academic Task answer sheet assign students Assigned Roles Assignment to groups Athens Basal reader base group base scores Beginning band biome cards Checker class period classroom Closure clue tell columns complete cooperative learning groups cooperative skills Criteria for Success Directed Reading Activity discuss electron configuration Encourager Ephors Evidence of expected Expected Behaviors explain feedback Figure goal Grade Level Group Assignments group members his/her Holubec improvement points Individual Accountability interaction Jigsaw Johnson Johnson & Johnson key signature listening low scorer Main Idea Materials needed math Monitor and Process Observation sheet includes Ostracon paper pencil performance person Positive Interdependence problem solving questions quiet voices quiz scores quizzes randomly Reader Recorder Roman Empire Room arrangement Set the Lesson share skit social skills Sparta Specific behaviors expected STAD Starlight Express Step strategy Subject Area tangram teach teacher team members team scores teammates timeout totem Weekly Reader Whiz Kids worksheet write