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Parallel Lines

                 

 

This is an active listening activity.  It’s a great way to review materials learned in class.

Directions:

Students will form two lines of equal length facing one another (Line A and Line B).

Students will find their partner directly across from them. 

The teacher will prompt students with a topic.  Student A will share one piece of information with Student B about that topic.  Student B will also exchange one piece of information.

At the teacher’s command, students in Line A will shift one step to the right so they are facing a new partner in Line B.

The new partners will again exchange information about the given topic. 

Repeat directions above until the conversation about that topic is finished or a new topic is given.

Variation: Include information recorded on a graphic organizer.  Students come to the line with an independently completed graphic organizer.  Each interaction would lead to the student adding more information to the organizer.

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Erin Hanna,
Jan 11, 2012, 6:46 AM
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