In her middle school Spanish classes, Katie McMahon has tried two things that she says she needs to use more often to help ALL group members speak:
1. I gave students a half sheet of paper and some bingo chips. The paper had 2 columns and in Spanish said "I need to speak more" and "I'm talking a lot" - all the bingo chips started on the left and as they contributed to the conversation they moved the chips to the right. They were encouraged to continue talking even after they used all their chips, but it was a great system for students to visually see who they should "invite" directly to the conversation so that they could get all group members to move all their chips over.
2. These nomination cards "assign" who is next to speak during a small group conversation so no one student will dominate the conversation.
Continue reading about Nomination Cards here!
Thank you for sharing, Katie!
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