Tip: Concentric Circle Share
How do I do it?
Direct half the class to stand in a circle facing out and call them “Circle A”. Next direct the other half of the students to line up facing one person in the circle (This is “Circle B”.) Using a list of questions that you have prepared ahead of time, ask circle A a question and they must share their answer with their partner in circle B. After 30 seconds-2 minutes, ask a question of circle B and they must answer to their partner in circle A. Continue until all questions are answered or time is up. This is a great activity for review or practice of new concepts and language.
Variations & Extensions
Have circle B take one step to the right to get a new partner. Use this grouping structure to practice math facts or vocabulary. For example, “Tell your partner the answer to 3 divided by .5” or “Use the word compare in a sentence.” The possibilities are endless.
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
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