The purpose of the "Rumors" activity is to have students exchange ideas to find similarities in their thoughts and knowledge of a specific content/subject area. Classroom instructors should use this tool:
- At the beginning of a lesson to activate prior knowledge,
- At the beginning of class to activate what was learned in the prior lesson,
- In the middle of a lesson to synthesize new information (key point, theme, prediction) or explain thinking, or,
- At the end of a lesson as a wrap-up.