COOPERATIVE LEARNING RESEARCH Select this link to find very strong research support.


Cooperative Learning Videos Select to view Coop videos, not ELL specific, but very helpful



Cooperative Learning Links

Reaching English Language Learners Through Cooperative Learning, article by
Noorchaya Yahya and Kathleen Huie, TESOL Internet Journal, Vol. VIII, No. 3, March 2002th, sample Jigsaw lesson for range of ELLs
An Overview of Cooperative Learning Roger T. and David W. Johnson, This resource also includes an article on Cooperative Learning and Inclusion by Mara Sapon-Shevin, Barbara J. Ayeres, and Janet Duncan

The Essential Elements of Cooperative Learning in the ClassroomERIC Digest Summary article by Robert J. Stahl

Cooperative Learning Spencer Kagan (Structural Approach Resources) See this site to access the many Kagan resources as well as research, testimonials and articles about the effectiveness of this approach. The structures are particularly helpful by giving names to different forms of student interaction patterns, some used by others, many new. However, using common names for the interaction patterns makes it easy to give directions. See the many resources for this approach, including Kagan Structures Digital Display Software and Kagan Structures PowerPoint Pals

Laura Candler's Cooperative Learning Resources Laura has published books through Kagan Publishing. She provides free resources, as well as many other valuable resources for teachers, plus links to her books and others.

The Best Sites for Cooperative Learning Ideas by Larry Ferlazzo

What is Complex Instruction? Complex Instruction by Elizabeth Cohen uses status treatments to equalize status and participation in heterogeneous groups.


Jigsaw Classroom Overview and explanations of the strategy by Elliot Aronson

Information Gap Activities in Walden University teacher resources Seek ways to use the ideas to practice or preview content.

Examples of Two-way tasks for ELLs Notice that these activities are primarily for survival ESL. You would want to apply the ideas to content instruction.

Teaching the Social Skills Pearson, Prentice Hall eteach, This site provides graphic organizers for teaching social skills, a web and a T chart

Teaching Students How to Discuss This resource by Literature Circles Resource Center, an adaptation of Chapter 5 Getting Started with Literature Circles by Katherine L. Schlick Noe and Nancy J. Johnson, provides examples of "Fishbowl".

Educurious: Learning that Connects: Secondary project-based learning tied to Common Core. Some free units.

Socratic Seminar This resource provides a summary of the purpose and steps for implementing Socratic Method

This PowerPoint by Jeanette Gordon presents the benefits reflected in research of cooperative learning with suggestions for teaching skills and giving roles as well as info on Think-pair-share and Jigsaw.