Activity Industry Sector
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Activity Originally Created By: Jessica Weisbart

Pair Share Information

Part of Lesson Plan: Introduction to Soils

Activity Overview / Details

As lecture and notes items are presented stop at the end of each topic area and allow students to share with a partner what has been discussed. This can include, but is not limited to the names of the items discussed, their differences or similarities, descriptions or definitions. The teacher should assign exactly what students will talk about and limit students to 20 seconds each to talk and then return their attention to you. This will break up the monotony of lecture and note taking and keep students engaged. For example: Topic - Soil and its importance. Have each student pick one item off the list and share it with their partner. Make sure you tell them that their item has to be different than their partners. Then ask for two volunteers to name all three.