Working with a Group

Working in a Group dovetails several sophisticated communication skills, problem solving skills, and executive functioning skills. Learners will recognize the key language phrases and strategies that effectively help groups work together to distribute tasks, accept suggestions, respectfully disagree, and keep others on task.

Sample Video:

Working in Groups

VIDEO MODELING – In a group, we have to work together to get everything done. We have to make decisions together. We have to divide up the work. Everyone has to do their part.

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Transcript:

[SCENE 1 – students discussing a project around a table]

Tyler: Okay, so we have to pick which of the founding fathers we want to do our project on.

Kate: What about Thomas Jefferson?

Serena: (nods) Works for me.

Tyler: (nods) Alright. Now we need to decide who’s going to start the report and who’s going to start the poster.

Serena: I can start the poster.

Jake: I can do the poster too.

Tyler: Alright. Sounds good. Kate and I could start the report, and you two can start the poster.

Kate: Sounds good.

Tyler, Kate, Serena, Jake: (starts working on the project)

 

[FROM MY VIEW]

Tyler: (voice over) When I work in a group, I participate and do my share of the work. I also compromise with my classmates to make sure everything gets done.

[SCENE 1 replay]

Tyler: Okay, so we have to pick which of the founding fathers we want to do our project on.

Kate: What about Thomas Jefferson?

Serena: (nods) Works for me.

Tyler: (nods) Alright. Now we need to decide who’s going to start the report and who’s going to start the poster.

Serena: I can start the poster.

Jake: I can do the poster too.

Tyler: Alright. Sounds good. Kate and I could start the report, and you two can start the poster.

Kate: Sounds good.

Tyler, Kate, Serena, Jake: (starts working on the project)

 

[FURTHER PRACTICE]

Narrator: In a group, we have to work together. We have to make decisions together.

[SCENE 1 replay]

Tyler: Okay, so we have to pick which of the founding fathers we want to do our project on.

Kate: What about Thomas Jefferson?

Serena: (nods) Works for me.

Narrator: We have to divide up the work.

Tyler: (nods) Alright. Now we need to decide who’s going to start the report and who’s going to start the poster.

Narrator: And we have to work together to get everything done. Everyone does their part.

Serena: I can start the poster.

Jake: I can do the poster too.

Tyler: Alright. Sounds good. Kate and I could start the report, and you two can start the poster.

Kate: Sounds good.

Tyler, Kate, Serena, Jake: (starts working on the project)

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