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How do you handle grouping? I often find that mixing students of different levels works best; however, my classes are now ability grouped which makes collaborative learning groups more difficult for me in my middle school language arts classroom.
Tallytchr I guess you would have to look at their strengths and weaknesses. Probably wouldn't want to pair too many strong personalities or shy personalities in one group.

It might be easier with ability leveled groups though...not as frustrating for the high kids if the other kids are high too. should work well as long as personalities don't clash.
Jun 22, 2011
mrsd This is simplistic, but many times, I just go down my student list and count off the number I need. If there are three in a group, I count "1,2,3,1,2,3..." Because we use Making Meaning, I just use the seating chart and have them move their desks into tables. They are then in that pair or group for that unit. I used to worry about non-participants,...See More
Jun 23, 2011

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