Forty Best-practices Instructional Activities
Two-Word Reflection & Think-Ink-Pair-Share
Procedures: After reading a selection, ask students to pause and reflect about the information. Ask them to write TWO WORDS that stand out as key ideas. The words do not have to be related to each other. Have students use the Think-Ink-Pair-Share technique to discuss their choices. Think: Why did you select these two words from the article? Ink: Write your reasons for your choices. Pair: Find a partner. Share: Share the two words you selected from the article. Share the reasons for your “Stand Out Words.”
Examples: After reading about satellite tracking and manatees, students might choose peduncle and hydrophone. After selecting these words, students write sentences that describe how peduncle and hydrophone are related to satellite tracking and manatees.
Reading Strategies: Identify Main Ideas and Support Details, Synthesize Information, Recognize Themes, Build Vocabulary, Summarize Details, Paraphrase Text