A routine for examining details and making interpretations.
Description: The Zoom In thinking routine requires learners to pay close attention to detail and make inferences. Because it uses only sections of an image at one time, it is different than a See-Think-Wonder. As each section is revealed, students make new inferences. Students come to the realization that thinking is a process and minds can be changed based on new understandings.
How to Use the Strategy:
Refer to pages 64-70 in the book Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners.
This Prezi provides the steps in the routine.
The kids are definitely catching on to the routines. While we were doing a Zoom In about the HR diagram, one of my students raised her hand and asked, "Can I do a See-Think-Wonder for my comments on our Zoom In?" I told her, "Absolutely!" It's great to see that kids are implementing these routines on their own.
Download these resources to use in your classroom.
Google Art Project - A collaboration of 151 art galleries around the world. Viewer can zoom in on every detail of the piece of art. Users can also create their own collection.