Post-It notes/ Paper cut into small squares
How It Works:
Students are asked to work in pairs– and asked to write down 9 keywords/points/sentences/ each.
(If AS/A level student- they could work on their own- link the points to mark schemes/model answer and so on..?)
They are then asked to place the points they have made into a Diamond shape.
The point at the tip of the diamond- is the key element to their task. The points towards the bottom of the diamond are not so useful.
I then show students the diagram below; You can draw this on the whiteboard? I link the upper points to higher grades/levels?
The arrangement of points helps the students determine the grade/level of their points- are they struggling to pick a key point? Are most of their points important? Really important?
It also shows students how to structure their answers/questions…?