A groups acrostic poster outlining the expectations of group teamwork.
Display this G-R-O-U-P-S acrostic poster in your classroom to encourage your students to work together in a cohesive and friendly manner.
Get along – Do not argue.
Respect others – Listen to everyone.
On task – Are you doing your job?
Use quiet voices – Only your group should hear you.
Participate – Join in and do your part.
Stay in your group – Sit with your group. Listen & watch.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations
Recognises a range of purposes and audiences for spoken language and recognises organisational patterns and features of predictable spoken texts
Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts
Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
Composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts
Observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situations
Australian Curriculum alignment
Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questionsElaborationslistening for details in spoken informative texts (Skills: Literacy)participating in informal ...
Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend studentsâ own and others' ideas in discussionsElaborationsusing spoken language for problem solving, and exploring ideas and concepts (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...
Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situationsElaborationsidentifying roles and...
Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situationsElaborationsparticipating in collaborative discussions, building on and connecting ideas and opinions expressed by other...
Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinionsElaborationsusing strategies, for example pausing, questioning, rephras...
Share observations and ideas
Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and paceElaborationsidentifying turn-taking patterns in group and pair work (for example initiating a topic, changing...
Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriatelyElaborationsdiscussing appropriate conventions to use in...
Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volumeElaborationsparticipating in pair, group and clas...
Use interaction skills, for example paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposesElaborationsparticipating in pair, group, class and school speaking...
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