Students develop literacy skills by listening to and speaking with others in informal ways. When learners think about a question then discuss their thoughts with a partner before sharing with the larger group, everyone participates and practices their skills, including Metacognition.
Learn how this fifth grade teacher uses think-pair-share to help students prepare for writing. When students have individual think time first, they are more equipped to process and answer the question meaningfully. They are also held accountable to a peer to maintain their Attention, which contributes to a richer discussion.
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Watch how Class Dojo builds think-pair-share into its classroom communication platform. From 16:58, see how it enables teachers to create prompts for students to discuss with their partners. This feature also allows students with varying Primary Languages to successfully discuss with a partner, which supports their language learning.