1. Put students into groups of 3 or 4.
Display overhead 1 (templates for notes).
Have students take out three sheets of paper to be prepared
on Overhead 1. (5 minutes)
When done, display Overhead 2 (Trading and Trade Word
Go over the list with the class to make sure that all
terms are understood. (5 minutes)
Give students the following note-taking instructions:
They are to choose 4 to 5 words from the list for each
sheet that they feel represents a
a negative benefit, or shared positive/negative
b. Each word is to be discussed among the
group and notes supporting their choices
are to be
recorded on their
note-sheets. Examples illustrating their
decisions are necessary.
c. This should take 15-20 minutes
When the time is up the class will then create a separate
joint list for
notes. The teacher can take the notes.
On a sheet of paper, students will volunteer (each
group should volunteer at least once)
on a word while the teacher takes notes
on overhead sheets.
(50 minutes max)
Begin by starting with Positive Benefits. When a group
representative is done
the class if
they have additional
supporting notes for that word. As a
word is called out, mark it on Overhead 2.
When done with Positive Benefits, go to Negative Benefits.
Finally repeat the process for items that can have both
positive AND negative
If there were any words that appeared in both the Positive
and the Negative
they need to be moved to the Positive/Negative
Finally, if there were any words that were not used address
generate class notes
Students can then use these class notes to write a paragraph
for the reasons