Teaching Resource

Group Work Role Cards

PDF | 10 pages|Grades: 2 - 6

A set of posters explaining the different roles for group work.

Group Work in the Classroom

When students work in groups, they are working on many skills at once. They work on communication, teamwork, as well as the task they have been assigned. It can sometimes get out of control if you don’t have clear expectations set. Use these posters to establish the expectations for each role in a group.

The roles included in this resource are:

  • Group Leader
  • Speaker
  • Recorder
  • Materials Manager
  • Sound Manager
  • Timekeeper
  • Encourager
  • Ambassador

How to Use This Resource in the Classroom

This download includes a set of role cards as well as a set of posters.

Before using the role cards, it is imperative that you go over each role with the whole-class. The posters included in this resource are a great way to do just that! Simply project each one on the screen to review the roles with your students. Then, hang the posters in a prominent location in your classroom to review with your students throughout the year.

Print off enough sets of the role cards for each of your groups to have one complete set. Cut them out and store them in resealable bags to be used again and again. When your students are working in groups, give them a set of the role cards and have them decide which group member will be assigned each role. Have the students place the role card in front of them as a reminder of their duties. This will also let you, the teacher, know who has what duty.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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