To engage learners in conversation; to scaffold speaking in
large groups, especially for groups that are unwilling to or lacking confidence
to speak in larger groups: most commonly used for
- Students think about a question or topic for 1-2 minutes
- Students write down their thoughts
- Students share with one or two partners about a given topic for a given
amount of time (assign one partner to share first; be strict about time so each one
gets an equal amount of sharing time)
- One student shares the small-group comments with the entire
To set up the share:
Take 1 minute to
think about and write down two ideas you have to improve writing in our school.
After this, each partner will have 2-3 minutes to share ideas and answer
questions from his or her partner.
Each student thinks and inks individually before sharing.
Written notes can be collected.
out the writing and students do Think, Pair, Share (with the
Paper, pencil if doing Think, Ink,
6-10 minutes for Think, Ink, Pair, Share;
quicker for Think, Pair, Share