The teacher will post a piece of artwork for the students to see (see Advanced Preparation for links to view artwork). The teacher will pose three questions for the students on chart paper. Do not give any background knowledge.
1. What do you see?
2. What do you think?
3. What do you wonder?
After each question, allow students a chance to share. The teacher may ask the student, "What makes you say that?", after the student's response to the question. Make sure they are not making assumptions for question 1. This should take at least 5 minutes to really get the students to slow down and look at the piece of artwork. After students have answered the 3 questions, the teacher gives background knowledge.