Collaboration Pie

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.

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Collaboration Pie Step-By-Step Process

Plan your lesson Plan your lesson

Planning Journal

Teach the skill Teach the skill

Interactive Lesson

Differentiate and support learning Differentiate and support learning

Reading Rubrics

Assess and track growth Assess and track growth

Performance Tracker
Teacher Reflection

Literacy Standards In Action

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.

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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