On my MYP category 3 course that I did this weekend, the course leader provided us with this excellent website of resources for visual thinking activities in the classroom. I decided to use the "I see, I think, I wonder" activity with my Spanish Phase 1-2 students who are currently studying train travel as part of a unit focusing on communicating with others around the community. My students often struggle to recognise the conventions of an spoken and visual text, and it's true that this is something quite new to the students this year. I decided to show the students a TV advertisement for RENFE, the Spanish railway system. I explained the "I see, I think, I wonder" activity by modelling the activity provided to use on the course. We looked at the picture below and discussed what we could see, what assumptions we could draw from what we could see, and any questions that it prompted us to ask about the photo.
We watched the RENFE advertisement without sound and the students completed the activity using post-it notes under the titles...
I have been teaching French and Spanish for 13 years. I qualified and started teaching in the UK, and I currently work at Shanghai Community International School, China. I have experience teaching GCSEs and IB DP and MYP. Find out more about me within these blog pages or below at Linked In.