A routine focusing students on possible errors in reasoning.
Red Light, Yellow Light thinking routine is about becoming more aware of moments that offer signs of possible non-truths. Using red lights (something that makes you stop and doubt its accuracy) and yellow lights (something that might make you slow down and question its truth) helps students develop how to see the falsehoods and how to handle them. This strategy can be used in many different ways to increase awareness of possible non-truths in topics, claims, ideas, and conclusions.
How to Use the Strategy:
Refer to pages 185-190 in the book Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners.
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