ERIC Number: ED332224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Using Small Group Work To Motivate English Students.
Lacey, Andria; Walker, William J.
The use of small group work in the classroom can increase student motivation, interest, participation, learning, and retention. Small group work can also increase the quality and quantity of participation among students, elevate the level of thinking skills developed in the classroom, increase the level of self-esteem among participants, and teach students social skills that they will be able to employ the rest of their lives. Group projects that have proved successful in the English classroom include: (1) Synonym Puzzle; (2) Hidden Homographs; (3) Chaining (for example, chaining of "Romeo and Juliet"); (4) Halloween Adjectives; (5) Speech Topics; (6) Group and Classify; (7) Pronoun Practice; (8) "A Tale of Two Cities" Vocabulary Review; (9) Literary Terms; (10) Rhyme Mobile; (11) Latin Roots; (12) Creative Writing; (13) Hidden Treasure; (14) Interviewing; (15) The Dating Game; and (16) Vocabulary Grouping and Labeling: The Where Does It Go Game. (Detailed descriptions of each project, including objectives, adaptability, materials, playing directions, options, evaluation, and hints are included.) (PRA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Group Activities, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Small Group Instruction, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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