Tip: 4 Quarters and A Rectangle
How do I do it?
Give each group of 4 a blank sheet folded in fourths. Unfold and draw a rectangle in the center. Each student takes turns writing or drawing what they know about the topic in their corner. After a determined time or the paper fills up, the students vote on the most important fact and write it in the center of the paper.
Groups can report out to the rest of the group; write sentences or a paragraph summary using the sheet as a pre-writing tool.
Common Core ELA Reading Standard 2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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