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The think-pair-share strategy and the development of reading skills in the English as a Foreign Language classroom

Viviana Vanessa Yánez-Valle, Angela Cecibel Moreno-Novillo, Cristina Paola Chamorro-Ortega, María Cristhina Robalino -Araujo


This research work is a bibliographic review with the purpose of investigating the characteristics of the think-pair-share strategy for the development of reading skills in English as a foreign language. This research allowed us to explore the characteristics, benefits and advantages of the think-pair-share strategy and its applicability in reading comprehension activities. The level of the research is descriptive and reflective as the researchers not only collected, organized and presented the information, but also discussed about it so that the findings can be useful and noteworthy for future research. Data collection was carried out from bibliographic sources, publications and studies that present reliable and valuable information that helped researchers to explore and understand the features of the think-pair-share strategy in the EFL classroom, taking into account that the information provided must come from documents that have gone through a thorough review process, such as blind review and peer review. With the information collected, a worksheet was organized chronologically and individual analysis was used for this purpose. This research concludes that applying think-pair-share as an appropriate alternative learning technique, if it helps students to develop their critical thinking skills, improve listening and reading comprehension; along with collaboration and presentation skills.

Palabras clave

literature review; think-pair-share; reading comprehension; strategy; learning technique.


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