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. A page of teacher notes are also included with this product, as well as a completed example organizer.
Students begin by choosing a sentence that is meaningful to them that helped the gain deeper understanding of the passage or section.
They choose a phrase that moved, engaged, or made them have a strong feeling.
And, finally, students choose a word that grabbed their attention or struck them as powerful.
They record these on this graphic organizer and think aloud, explaining their choices.
This strategy is great for delving more deeply into text. I use it in ALL content areas: Math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Try it out! It will soon become one of your “go-to” strategies!