Tasks that Promote Reasoning
They Say..., I Say..., So What...? Protocol
A reading strategy where text is read silently and individuals are asked to describe what they say (the authors say) about the topic; interpret what the reader thinks about the topic (I say); and then the reader writes what the topic means to them (so what). This is shared with a partner, group and/or whole class.
THINK INK PAIR SHARE-ASYNCHRONOUS
This could be done on your Learning Management System or on a document that all students have access to.
In your LMS, create a Forum with your prompt. Students write an entry and then read and comment on another a partners entry. Partners are determined by their team role.
On a Google Doc, put the prompt at the top. Have each student write an entry and then read their partners and comment or question on what they read.
Think Ink Pair Share-Socially Distanced
This could be done with whiteboards so that the writing is large enough for distanced students to see each others work.
It could also be done with a Google Doc. The teacher posts a prompt in a document or sheet. Have each student write an entry and then read their partners and comment or question on what they read. Teachers would monitor the time and give students verbal feedback about the amount of time left.