Purpose
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
processing

Process

  1. Students think about a question or topic for 1-2 minutes
  2. Students write down their thoughts
  3. 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)
  4. One student shares the small-group comments with the entire
    group

Example
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.

Audience
Assessment

Each student thinks and inks individually before sharing.
Written notes can be collected.

Variations 
Leave
out the writing and students do Think, Pair, Share (with the
class)

Resources Needed
Paper, pencil if doing Think, Ink,
Pair, Share

Time
6-10 minutes for Think, Ink, Pair, Share;
quicker for Think, Pair, Share

 

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