1. Topic

Effective Problem Solving surrounding unequal contributions to group
work or project 


2. Content

Procedures for First Week of School Trouble shooting group work
pitfalls 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

1. Students will have strategies to problem solve group work challenges
2. Students will learn and practice the Give One/ Get One thinking
routine



4. Objectives

SWBAT:
discuss a scenario where one group member is not doing nearly as
much work as others on a group project that will earn all group members
the same grade
effectively execute a Give One/ Get One idea exchange



5. Materials and Aids

Give One/Get One graphic organizer with 12 boxes (organized with
4 rows of 3 boxes and an a header space to write in the topic for
discussion
stopwatch to time rounds of idea exchange 


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1.Teacher explains the scenario: (pg67 from What Do You Think:A
guide to Dealing With Daily Dilemmas)that proposes the problem that
the student is working in a group on a project that earns all group
members the same grade and one group member is not doing an equal
share of his/her work.
2.Students lable their graphic organizer with the topic for discussion
and writes 4 questions in the left hand boxes: "How do you feel about
working with a group and sharing a single grade?", Why do you think
the teacher has said you will all get the same grade for this report?",
" How would you attempt to get the group member to contribute equally
to the project?", and "What will you do if the student continues to
not contribute to their sections of the project?"



B. Development
1.Explain and model the Give One / Get One strategy.
Students have 5 minutes to fill out their answers to the questions
in the second next to the questions
Round one begins with each student finding a partner. Partners take
turns sharing ideas and writing down new additions to their answer
in the third box next to the problem. Students have 23 minutes for
this exchange of ideas. Then they switch partners and repeat the idea
exchange on the same question with the new partner for another 23
minutes
Rounds 24 repeat the process until all questions are answered
Ensure all students are aware of the protocols by asking them for
a show of thumbs for confidence level that they know what to do (ex.
Thumbs Up, Down, or Middle). Clarify procedure if needed



C. Practice
1. Begin Give One/ Get One with round one, Clearly timing and announcing
next steps. Assess again with a Show of Thumbs if all students are
clear about what needs to be done in the activity. Clarify if needed.
2. Students switch to new partners and teacher times the second exchange
of ideas for round 1.
3. Students complete the next 3 rounds and teacher times and facilitates
4. Students return to seats and participate in whole group share out
of ideas
5. Students create a master list on back of their organizer with possible
solutions to the scenario



D. Independent Practice
Within the second week of school assign a group project with clearly
designated roles and sections for each student to contribute equally.
and Monitor the students' abilities to self manage group work pitfalls.
Revisit group work responsibilities and problem solving in a real
situation. 


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
Students participate with appropriate accommodations and modifications
outlined in any IEP or 504 plans. Differentiate as needed. 


F. Checking for understanding
EXIT TASK:
What questions do you still have about the scenario discussed in the
Give One/Get One activity or about the possible solutions to the problem. 


G. Closure
1. Students Turn and Talk about what they believe their biggest
take away of the activity was.
2. Share out of some student realizations based on activity. 

