The Final Word can be used to expand a group’s understanding of a text in a focused way and in a limited amount of time.
Students work in groups of four.
The person in each group who starts gets 4 minutes
Each person in the group gets 3 minutes to respond (3 people = 9 minutes)
The person who started has the FINAL WORD – 2 minutes
How to Use the Strategy:
For each Round (4 Rounds of 15 Minutes Each)
ROUND TWO then begins, with the next person explaining the significance of his/her quote/selection from the text to the group. Rounds two, three, and four follow the same format as Round One.
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