Teaching Strategies  
 

 

 

SNOWBALL
 

Snowball is a fun strategy that promotes open discussion of text-related topics. The teacher asks certain discussion questions, and students answer on a piece of paper. On signal, students then crumple up the paper and throw it at someone else. when a student retrieves a paper, he/she responds in writing on that paper to the previous comment, and the process of "snowballing" is repeated. There may be several rounds for each discussion question.

Back to Strategies

Back to Social Studies Home

 
       
 

The teacher featured in this video is James Olsen from Elk Ridge Middle School.

Contact him for more information at

james.olsen@jordan.k12.ut.us