This is another fantastic Thinking Routine. In lower grades, they call it see-think-wonder. In upper grades, we often call it observe-think-question.
|What do you see?|
And that's exactly what we did.
As we were readying to do some close reading, I remembered an old game we used to play at camp. You know the one I'm talking about? The one where one person stands in front of the group for a minute, and the group has to "memorize" that person. Then, the person steps out of site of the group and changes ONE thing. Just one. They return to the group, and it's the groups job to try and notice (see/observe) the difference.
Well, it did wonders for helping the kids start to NOTICE details in their reading.
It was a short, but extremely engaging way to kick off a new reading unit!