Four Corners Strategy
How do I do it?
Preparation for class:
§ Collect the four signs provided: strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree.
In the classroom:
§ Place the four signs in one of each of the four corners or separate parts of the room and set up projector.
§ Review the following rules with the students:
1. After each statement, determine the sign which best describes your perspective, and move to it. Do not stand between any of them.
2. Briefly explain your choice – one sentence only.
3. Do not talk during the activity.
§ Reveal the first statement. Randomly call on students to explain their choice. At any time during this process, participants can change corners if they change their minds. After a number of students have given a variety of opinions, reveal the next statement.
§ When all the statements are discussed, students reflect on the activity through a journal entry, responding to the Four Corners Activity journaling statements on the overhead.
§ After students complete their reflections, share their thoughts with a partner.
§ Discuss with the whole class.