The problem: Some students have been misinterpreting my instructions for class assignments with multiple steps. With two multiple stepped assignments, on average 6 out of 31 students missed a concept.
The process: Peer groups consisted of 4 students. After groups were given instructions for the assignment, peers repeated the instructions to their group. Afterwards, each group (8 tables) had to summarize and rewrite the instructions on a mini white board.
The results: Table summaries were read out loud to check for understanding. This had a dual effect: I verified my students understanding and my students were able to process the instructions through various forms of their learning tendencies and reinforce clear understanding.
The outcome: 4 out of the 31 of students failed to submitted the assignment on-time and followed all the instructions. That is a 7% increase in submission and completing the assignment correctly.