What is See Think Wonder Write?
Are you ready to ignite learning and engagement within your classroom? In this BIG versatile and integrated pack, photographs are used to spark thinking, questioning, analyzing, evaluating, describing, inferring, and meaningful writing! Students will also learn through lively and vivid discussions with their peers about the photographs.
What is an EXPANSION pack? Do I need this if I already have your original See Think Wonder pack?
If you already have, use, and love my original See Think Wonder Write pack
this resource gives you 100 ALL NEW PHOTOGRAPHS AND FAST FACT SHEETS
to use in your classroom! Purchasing the expansion pack provides you with additional material to use in your classroom so that you truly have enough photographs to use for the entire school year! You can also use this expansion pack on its own – everything you need to implement See Think Wonder Write is included!
If you're looking for both of my See Think Wonder Write packs, check out the BUNDLE by clicking HERE.
Why is critical thinking important to my students?
Children are not born with an ability to think critically – as teachers, we need FOSTER critical thinking by intentionally providing time to think and WRITE about the world around them! Critical thinking is an essential skill for life-long learners and unless we explicitly integrate resources and activities that foster these skills, many students will not grow to be confident, independent learners who can think for themselves and develop connections between content areas.
How does See Think Wonder Write work?
Using photographs, students will be pre-exposed to content you are teaching later on in the day, or activate background knowledge for a multitude of fun topics! This critical thinking resource helps you integrate science and social studies into your day with ease!
1) Provide students with one of the many differentiated writing templates
2) Display a photograph using a projector, document camera, or Smart Board.THIS RESOURCE IS DIGITAL FRIENDLY!
The only pages you really need to print are the writing pages that your students will be using. The rest can be displayed on your screen. You can also print out the photograph. *There are 100 beautiful photographs included in this pack, but you can use ANY photos for this activity! In my classroom, I choose photographs based on what we are going to learn later on in the day for pre-exposure. Or, sometimes I just choose random photographs to get my kids thinking, wondering, and writing!
3) Now, it’s time for your students to think and write!
*Students will write and describe what they see in the photograph, what they think about the photograph, and what they are wondering. This activity encourages great observation skills, vivid vocabulary, connections, descriptive writing, and curiosity!
4) It’s time to TALK about our thinking! Use the fast fact pages!
Each of the 100 beautiful photographs includes a fast fact page with four facts and pieces of information about the topic/object of the photograph. You can use this page to teach your students about the topic, especially if it is one that both you and your kids are unfamiliar with.
What is included in See Think Wonder Write?
-A clickable table of contents to quickly jump through the photographs as you find the one you need or want
-Differentiated writing templates. Even kindergarten students can draw and label their thinking!
-100 beautiful photographs to get you started (ANY photograph you find or have can be used with the templates! It’s the pack that never ends!)
-100 coordinating fast fact sheets to give YOU, the teacher, information to discuss the photograph and topic with your students
-Color and printer-friendly See Think Wonder Write posters to guide your students and display within your classroom
-Easy to follow direction pages
-A list of the MANY various ways you can use this product.
“Miss DeCarbo, how do YOU use this in your classroom?”
I use it for morning work! I’ve changed morning work into “wake up work” by getting rid of worksheets and setting the tone for the day that says, “Good morning! Get ready to THINK today!” You can read more about how I use this within my classroom by reading this blog post by clicking HERE.
What grade level(s) is this resource appropriate for?
This resource contains differentiated writing templates, including recording templates that are targeted for illustrations only. You can choose the templates that work best for your students and/or time of the year. This makes See Think Wonder Write accessible and appropriate for MANY grade levels - including kindergarten and even fifth grade! Kindergartners can draw their thinking and older grades can write as little or as much as you require. There is no such thing as a child who is too young, old, advanced, or incapable of being a BIG THINKER!
EVERY student in your classroom can feel success with this activity!
What photographs are included in the resource?
I've included a picture of the table of contents in the Preview File of this product. I encourage you to download the free preview file to see all of the photographs that are already included in this resource. The photographs cover topics such as:
Antique objects and vintage objects
Everyday household items
Seasonal and Holiday photographs including:
Reindeer, Valentine’s Day, Halloween (candy corn), Thanksgiving (cornucopia), etc.
Foods (fruits and vegetables)
Communities: rural, suburban, urban
Games and toys from various cultures
...and SO much more!
I highly recommend downloading the Free Preview File to truly see what this pack is all about! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!
If you should have any questions regarding this educational resource, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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