Strategy #3: Managing collaboration using worksheets

Worksheets are an effective method to keep groups focused on their task, to clarify their individual roles, and to hold the collaboration accountable. Require that group members maintain individual worksheets they each update every time they meet--face-to-face or online--to record all activities and decisions. Tailor it both to the specific needs of your assignment and to each reading group. Have a look at this sample worksheet. A blank "Group Agenda Worksheet" to share with students is provided with the handouts at the end of this module.

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Group Agenda Worksheet 2