Think Pair Share
Connections and Extension

This routine is very versatile. Think Pair share provides opportuniuty for all memebrs of a group to share ideas and make thinking visible. Use it in combination with any other routine when you want students to take a moment to think and then expand their ideas by sharing it with a partner. Students can write or draw their ideas before and/or after sharing, or a list can be created in the classroom. Writing ideas on post it notes and then adding them to a class list or chart is also helpful to make everyone's thinking visible. Student pairs can report one another’s thoughts to the class. Journals can also be useful.