## Reflection: Student Grouping Jeopardy Review - Section 2: Activity

I mixed the ability levels of my students during this activity so that students with all abilities were working together. I think this is important so that students can help one another and discuss questions as a group. Students are often able to ‘relate’ to their peers and explain things in ways that as teachers we may overlook. I like to create a variety of opportunities within my classroom for my students to work together and teach one another.

When working in pairs or small groups, all students are inquiring, exploring, or problem solving collaboratively. Students are engaged in sustained interaction, often in small groups, in order to complete carefully designed academic tasks that include speaking, listening, reading, and writing or other means of expression. Some of the benefits to this approach:

• Students use multiple means of expression (e.g., discussion, debate, data, demonstration, multimedia) to share their ideas and defend their positions.

• Students pose questions and/or respond to material in ways that indicate their understanding of and reflection on concepts.

• The teacher holds all students accountable for their contributions to group work.

• The teacher provides clear guidelines, scaffolding, modeling and expectations for group work (e.g., embedded prompts, checklists, planning templates, defined student roles such as recorder or reporter).

• There is a gradual release of responsibility from teacher to students for the lesson and its outcomes.

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# Jeopardy Review

Unit 11: More Problem Solving Practice
Lesson 2 of 5

## Big Idea: Games make problem solving fun and exciting.

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