Two Stray, One Stay

This collaborative strategy gets students moving around the room while working with classmates to solve problems and answer questions. This also allows all students the opportunity to “be the teacher,” which students love to do. As students talk about their ideas and thinking process with others, it helps them develop a deeper understanding of the concepts at hand.


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Two Stray, One Stay Elementary

For elementary, this template should only be used in Grades 2-5. Primary Grades PK-1 should complete the activity orally.

Two Stray, One Stay Secondary

For a more structured approach to Two Stray, One Stay, have students fill in this template as they participate in group conversations. Be sure to include the activity directions at the top.

Two Stray, One Stay Spanish

Teachers Shown

Adriana Gloria
4th grade Elementary teacher.
Manor ISD, Texas