Updated: Jun 14, 2020
The What See, Think, Wonder helps students make observations, form inferences, and generate questions about a visual source or artifact. Use it to spark wonderings or introduce new topics.
Download a helpful student handout to facilitate the See Think Wonder.
1. Share a visual source (such as a picture, primary source document, or map) with the class, groups, or individuals.
Prepare to record student comments on the board or provide students with a handout to record their own thoughts.
2. Ask: What do you see?
Make sure students are stating concrete observations, not interpretations, during this step.
3. Ask: What does this image make you think? What makes you say that?
Interpretations are welcome in this step.
4. Ask: What does this image make you wonder? What bigger questions does it raise for you?
5. Use students’ noticings, thoughts, and questions to guide an upcoming investigation or discussion.