Friday, September 28, 2012

Comprehension Sticks for Small Groups

Comprehension sticks are an excellent resource for literature circles and small group discussions.  An old Pringles tin or tubular mailing container can be used.  

Cover the container with printed scrapbook paper or sticky drawer liner.  Next, adhere discussion starters onto popsicle sticks.

Allow each student to randomly grab a discussion starter from the tin as they begin their group discussion.  This is a fantastic way to keep students focused during group talks.  Tailor the question starters to the topic or comprehension skill of your choice.

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