Think-Pair-Share

This discussion technique gives students the opportunity to respond to questions in written form before engaging in meaningful conversation with other students. Asking students to write and discuss ideas with a partner before sharing with the larger group builds confidence, encourages greater participation, and results in more thoughtful discussions.

     

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Think-Pair-Share Elementary

For a more structured approach to Think-Pair-Share, use a direction sheet like this one in Grades 2-5. Grade 1 teachers can have students write ideas in their content area notebooks to share and compare. PK-K teachers can have students draw their ideas.

Think-Pair-Share Secondary

This type of direction sheet can build accountability for Think-Pair-Share and gives the teacher a written check for understanding.

Think-Pair-Share Spanish

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Karina Ferreira
High School French teacher.
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Austin ISD, Texas