Reflection: Student Grouping Creating Classroom Tribes - Section 3: Creating Classroom Tribes


We do a lot of group work in my classroom.  Not only in language arts, but also in math. Because of this, I set my classroom up into tables so that I always have groups ready to go.  I am very strategic in how I set the tables up.  I make sure that I struggling students with students who are good to help students who need it.  Often struggling students learn more from their peers than they do from me.  I mix up the tables frequently.  Especially after we complete a big project. 

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Creating Classroom Tribes

Unit 11: Native American Tribes of Utah
Lesson 2 of 22

Objective: SWBAT work in groups or "tribes" to conduct a research project. Today students will start the research process by researching in books.

Big Idea: Our small groups will become tribes today. Each group will become a Utah Native American tribe. They will begin a research project by researching their tribe in books.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Indians, Writing, Writing Process, research, Native American, subject integration, tribes
  60 minutes
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