This structure is one that I use everyday in my classroom. My Cubs love it. Here's how it works:
(most of Kagan's structures are based on cooperative groups of 4. Each student is assigned a number and letter. This is introduced at the beginning of the year. By now all of my students know their name and letter)
Step One: Student 1 takes the stack of cards, fans them and turns to student 2 saying, Pick a card, any card.
Step Two: Student 2 picks a card and shows it to student three.
Step Three: Student 3 reads the card aloud (We use sight words).
Step Four: Student 4 checks for accuacy and coaches if necessary, cheers if correct.
(I have added a little something here, if student 3 does not know the answer, he/she asks student 4 for help, if student 4 does not know the answer, anyone at the table may help. If no one at the table knows the answer, the students raise their hands and I come to help)
Here my little Cub is picking a card
Now she is showing the card to student 3.
This structure has been very successful when reviewing sight words. Other Kindergarten teachers have used numbers, colors, and letters. All of my students are engaged and actively learning. It is an awesome sight to see.
If you want to learn more about this structure or any others, I have provided a link under the picture of the management mats.