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Strategy #2: Assigning roles for collaborative reading

There are many roles that people perform in groups. Some of these relate to helping the group perform its tasks, while others relate to maintaining the group's relationships. When any of these functions are omitted, the effectiveness of the group declines. Divide your class into small groups for one of your reading assignments and assign specific roles within each group. These roles do not divide up the work, but they help the group to work smoothly and efficiently. Click the next button to see some roles that can be assigned: