A routine for capturing inside perspectives.
Description: The Step Inside thinking routine structures students’ thinking and deepens their understanding about a person/thing. It focuses on perspective and asks the learner to hypothesize what this person/thing observes, understands, believes, cares about, and questions. This routine pushes students further than what they might do in the Circle of Viewpoints thinking routine.
How to Use the Strategy:
Refer to pages 178-184 in the book Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners.
Access online instructions here at Harvard Project Zero.
See the routine in practice here at Harvard Project Zero.
* Combine the Step Inside routine with a Chalk Talk. Assign students a role in which they must write in the Chalk Talk from that point of view.
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