Independently, students write down 5 words that come to mind when thinking of a particular topic. Students then get into small groups, or with partners, and share their words. They decide, collectively, which 3 words they will share with the whole class and their reasons for selecting them.
The teacher should chart the words that each group/pair share out.
Write 5 words that come to mind when you think of...
- Civil Rights
- Life Cycle
- Global Warming
- Native Americans
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