Thinking Routine: Parts Purpose Complexity Reflection
This thinking routine is excellent for examining the form and function of a given topic, while helping to unpack and make visible the multiple layers that often crowd in on real life topics. It also requires the learners to reflect on their discoveries and self-held positions.
We have developed pictorial prompts to support students accessing, beginning to use and understanding visible thinking routines.
These picture prompts are reused in other resources to provide clues to learners who are new to reading or the English language.
This is a core resource to support the development of a common language of learning in your class community.
This is one routine where each step can be printed on an individual card. This allows and encourages learners to become aware of the order and process they are taking when exploring a topic.
It can be used with very young learners right through to experienced learners in your staffroom.