TYWLS Harlem science teacher Melina Melendez wanted students to use their prior knowledge to make inferences and predictions about cell structure. To avoid introducing cells with a traditional format of a mini-lecture, Melina used a routine combination of Think Pair Start and Annotation. Melina's students used each other's ideas to refer to past learning before engaging in a text about cell structure. Check out her scholars in action below.

TYWLS Harlem Think Pair Start + Annotation Lesson Slides