A six sided cardstock cube
Different commands written on each side (some pre-existing or create your own)
o General Example of side commands: Define it!; Draw it!; Create 2 Sentences with It!; Give 2 Examples
of It!; Describe it Using 3 Adjectives!; Your Choice
Teacher provides 3-5 envelopes with different class target words on a specific topic.
o Each envelope should have 4-5 on topics.
o General Examples of Topics: plant cell, animal cell, nucleus, cell membrane, mitochondria, golgi bodies,
Students work in groups to respond to the commands they roll.
Students move with their packet from one station to the next (worksheets/handouts).
Desks should be arranged in stations.
Review, formative assessment, summative assessment
Desks arrangement in groups
o Terms/Target Words typed on individual pieces of paper
o Print existing concept cubes, or use cube template to fill in your own commands.
Student packets (worksheets/handouts)
PowerPoint with 1-6 commands on it (in lieu of commands on cubes)
Kleenex boxes with commands written on each side
1. Once students are seated at their designated station with their packet, the envelopes, and cubes, one student pulls
one topic out- NO PEEKING!
2. All students in the group write the same envelope topic on their packet. LEAVE THE TOPIC OUT OF THE
ENVELOPE ONCE CHOSEN!
3. Next, one student rolls the cube or dice.
4. Students write the cube command on their packet.
5. After, students follow the command, creating it on the packet.
o All students should have the same response. They need to work together, as only one packet is graded,
(or ALL packets are graded, depending on the teacher).
6. After a certain amount of time, typically 4 terms takes 15 minutes, students should put the topics back in the
envelope. Students get up and rotate as a group to the next station, bringing only their packet and writing utensil.
7. Students repeat 1-6 with the remaining station’s terms.