Brainstorming is an effective way to help students get ideas onto paper. The Alphabet Brainstorm strategy helps to structure students’ brainstorming by asking them to generate ideas that begin with each letter of the alphabet. This can be done individually, in small groups, or as a whole-class activity. It is a quick way to generate thoughts, measure prior knowledge, and evaluate learning.
Students become “experts” on a topic and then share their new knowledge with peers.