Author:
Kristin Robinson
Subject:
Elementary Education, Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
  • Coaching
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Inquiry Science
  • Oasis
  • SNUDLE
  • Udl
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Strategy: Brainstorm predictions!

    Strategy: Brainstorm predictions!

    Overview

    Providing opportunities for all voices to be heard and all contributions to be recognized is an effective strategy for building science understanding, collaboration skills, and promotes successful group work.

    Brainstorm predictions!

    In addition to whole group discussion, consider alternate ways to brainstorm that will include more ideas and voices.

    • Have pairs or small groups brainstorm predictions to answer the focus question. Each group member has a role (e.g., recorder, prompter, reasoner, reporter) then have each group share their ideas with the class.
    • Do a sticky note prediction activity. Students make their predictions anonymously on post-it notes. As a whole group, sort predictions into themes and post them somewhere in the class for later reference.

    Providing opportunities for all voices to be heard and all contributions to be recognized is an effective strategy for building science understanding, collaboration skills, and promotes successful group work.