Let students know that a key to successful group work is good planning. A good plan gives each group member a meaningful job to do. Review the planning tips on this page. Then form groups of students, present them with the following scenario, and have each group form a plan to share with the class.
- Imagine you need to host a birthday party for a classmate. The party must happen somewhere in your school and use supplies from your classroom. Create a plan that includes where and when the party will happen, what tasks need to get done, and who will be in charge of each task.