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I SEE, I THINK, I WONDER INSTRUCTIONS http://agencybydesign.org.s219538.gridserver.com/educator_resource/ http://www.pz.harvard.edu/ Especially useful for objects and visuals. Should be thought of as a “Thinking Routine.” Use over and over so that this becomes a routine thought process for students in your class. This works well as an ENGAGE activity. Step 1: Explain each prompt: I See: Only discuss or list the things you see. This is very general, do not make any assumptions. I Think: What do you think about what you see? What do you think the meaning is? I wonder: This picture/object/quote makes me wonder…. Step 2: Have students answer these 3 questions as an opener to get them acquainted with the subject and again at the end to see how their knowledge grew. Step 3: This strategy can set the stage for inquiry, but should be followed with activities that answer the “I wonder” questions. Guided Inquiry Approach: Gather the “I wonder” questions and let the whole class


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