Building Community in the Classroom: Ideas & Activities


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What is a classroom community?

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1. Mr. Jefferson begins his first class by holding the end of the yarn, introducing himself to the class with his name and a fact about himself, and rolling the ball of yarn to a student. The student grabs the piece of yarn, repeats the process, then rolls the ball to another student while still holding on to his piece of the yarn. This process continues for all the students. What is TRUE about this activity?

2. What do student jobs in the classroom help students emulate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will challenge you to answer questions about building community in the classroom. Specifically, it will check your understanding of what a strong classroom community looks like and the methods that teachers use to strengthen it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to succeed on the quiz/worksheet should understand something about the following:

  • The definition of a classroom community
  • Encouraging independent communication between students
  • How NOT to build a strong classroom community
  • The function of student jobs in the classroom

Skills Practiced

The assessment will help you improve these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull key information from the lesson on building community in the classroom
  • Defining key concepts - correctly define the vocabulary phrase 'classroom community'
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast techniques that are and are not effective when building a classroom community
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fostering independent communication among students

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more can take a look at the related lesson, Building Community in the Classroom: Ideas & Activities. It will help meet these goals and objectives:

  • Define classroom community
  • Identify the characteristics that mark a strong classroom community
  • Determine the function of student jobs in the classroom
  • Learn about classroom projects that build community
  • Understand the importance of honest communication and problem solving in the classroom