Mode of Instruction: Partner work           Purpose: Making connections

Objective: To implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, students share without interruption for a short period of time. Teacher monitors through circulation.

Student think-alouds are used in a variety of ways. For example, partners take turns talking about feelings of returning to school. Or, students express concern about math topics on upcoming assessments. A Dyad allows students time to talk without interruption. Each student receives equal time. The listener does not talk; a Dyad is not a conversation. Students maintain eye contact and positive body language.

  • Students share—without interruption—with a partner.

  • Each partner shares for an equal amount of time.

  • Listening partner remains quiet and uses positive body language.

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