Index Card Pass

#plenary #group collaboration #building community

How:
*Give each student an index card. Ask them to write down one question they have from a reading, or a question more specific to your needs.

  • Students then exchange cards, making at least 4 passes (or more!). If they get their own card back, they can keep it or they can make an extra pass.
  • Have students get in groups of 3-4. Each student should read their index card, and as a group pick one index card question they want to address. Students should then discuss possible answers to the question.
  • After students have had time to discuss, pick a few questions to discuss as a group.

This activity can run for just part of the class, or as the basis for an entire class. It works well for all class sizes.