This product is inspired by "Making Thinking Visible" by Ritchart, Church, and Morris. It is a graphic organizer designed to lead students to deeper thinking. The graphic organizer is black and white and coordinates with Wild Child Design's other Making Thinking Visible products. Two pages of teacher notes are also included with this product, as well as a completed example organizer.
I use The Options Diamond when I want to engage my students in decision making lessons, because it helps students examine different decisions around issues. Opportunity Cost (an awesome economics vocabulary word) is an integral part of this routine because students must think through what they are giving up when they make a decision. It is a PERFECT compliment to a persuasive writing unit, social studies topics, political debates and reader's workshop units that require students to examine character decisions.
This product is also part of a growing bundle in Wild Child Designs' store. That means you can buy it and other visible thinking organizers at a set price. I will continue to add to that growing bundle and you get the updates for free! Check it out!