This teaching strategy helps organize five pair-share activities during a class period or over a couple of days. In addition to organizing student interactions, "Collaboration 'Pie'" moves students out of their comfort zone by asking them to pair with five different people in class. There should be a new purpose for each meeting. The purposes can be given all at once or they can be explained each time students meet. Students should identify all five classmates before engaging in the first pair-share activity.
Collaboration Pie Step-By-Step Process
Teach the skill
We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.