Appropriate Behaviors for Participating in Group Work Ask relevant questions that move the group towards its goal. Understand the task you are trying to accomplish. Come to an agreement by seeking consensus or following majority. Contribute appropriate & useful information Consult reference texts/resources as needed. Take turns speaking Be respectful of others’ ideas Don’t interrupt!
During discussions, be an active listener ! Listen to the speaker Ask relevant questions Listen to the answers This extends the discussion & gets more in-depth
5 Major Group Roles Leader Recorder Reporter Timekeeper Information gatherer **All group members must participate in discussion.**
During discussions, designate a capable leader! Guides conversation Keeps everyone focused Calls on others Makes sure everyone participates Asks group members questions Makes comments IS NOT THE BOSS!!!
Leader Directs the group’s discussion Makes sure everyone gets to speak Keeps the group on task (asks questions)
Recorder Participates in group discussion then Records what the group agrees to do Writes down the group’s ideas
Reporter Reports the group’s ideas or conclusions to the teacher and/or the class.
Timekeeper Participates in group discussion while Keeping an eye on the time Helps keep group on task
Information Gatherer Gathers information the group needs and presents it to the group
In conclusion Group discussions/assignments require everyone to ________________. No one gets to _______________. Each member plays an important ______________ in helping the group reach its goals. Be _____________ of others suggestions.
Group Activity Mystery Word Theater Pre-assigned Groups Complete Handouts