Rip and review
This strategy will help students to:
recall existing knowledge and organise ideas
consider others' views and ideas.
Students sit facing each other (e.g. knees to knees) in groups of four. This will facilitate dialogue between students.
Give each student a piece of A4 paper to fold into quarters. Number each quarter of the page (i.e. 1 to 4).
Write four questions or statements on the board.
Explain to students they are to consider the four questions or statements then write their responses on the piece of paper. At this stage members do not discuss the questions or statements.
On completion, students ‘rip' their response sheet into four squares and place these in piles numbered 1 to 4.
Each student takes one pile of responses and summarises the findings for the question.
Students then give their summaries to the rest of the group.
What physical harm that may result from _______would most likely stop you from _____?
What relationship harm that may result from _____ would most likely stop you from _______?
What school or work related harm that may result from ______would most likely stop you from _______?
What legal harm that may result from ________would most likely stop you from________?
The summary process can be conducted by a whole group (i.e. a group summarises all of the number 1 responses, another group summarises all of the number 2 responses, etc.) who then reports to the whole class.