Paired Problem Solving
This strategy requires students to verbalize what they are thinking about as they read a passage or solve a problem.
- Start by pairing the students into groups, one student should be the thinker/problem solver while the other student is the listener.
- The thinker must vocalize every step in the reasoning process and the listener must listen and understand every step the thinker is making. The pair should be working together.
- Be sure the listener continually encourages the thinker to vocalize. The listener should also point out any errors.
- After the problem is solved, the groups should rejoin the large group and share the problem solving process with the group.