CAROUSEL BRAINSTORMING


  • Carousel brainstorming enables students to simultaneously hare ideas and respond in writing to 3 or 4 different prompts.
  • Use separate sheets of chart paper for each prompt and give each group of 3-5 students a different colour marker.
  • Groups visit a station, discuss the topic written at the top of the sheet of chart paper and add their own contributions, which are identified by the colour of their marker.
  • Move onto next station, focusing on new topic.
  • Brainstorming means thinking quickly and in quantity.
  • Write down all of the group’s responses on the chart with your marker
  • You have 2 minutes to write
  • Read other group responses before you add yours. Don’t add something that is already there.