Week 5 - Discussion 2
Create an activity/lesson that will address all three levels. The activity/lesson should
draw on what the students may already know from home, community or school, will
be meaningful, will show knowledge of local norms (please choose one
culture/language/community to highlight), will show evidence of integration of the
community and creates an opportunity for parents or families to be involved.
The activity created is Think-Pair-Share, which will allow the students to pause and process what
they have just learned.
After reading a passage from a book, ask the class a question that they
must consider by themselves, and provide them with time to think and discuss the question with
another student. Once the question is discussed, the students will be invited to share their
responses with the class.
By providing them with time to process, they become more engaged in
their learning. With young children, it is best for the teacher to model the technique with
volunteers, so the class will know what to do.
The rules of this exercise will be emphasized with
the students, and they are required to use their inside voices, take turns, and avoid interrupting
The students will be provided with a worksheet to write down the questions and
After the class complete a book, the Think-Pair-Share will be used for checking
their comprehension, and the students will be invited to discuss the five Ws (who, what, when,
where, and why) to comprehend the different parts of the story.
The students will discuss their
favorite character and the reason the character is their favorite.
When substituting, his activity
was useful when it was incorporated into the daily lesson plans.
The discussions generated by
the students in the classroom was interesting.
The Think-Pair-Share activity provided the
students an opportunity to feel comfortable with sharing their thoughts and fostering social skills,
while enhancing the speaking and listening skills of the students (Cowling, n. d.).
How to use Think-Pair-Share in your classroom.