Open-minded Portraits are… used to help students think more deeply about a character or a person. It can also be used as a tool to help students reflect on the events that took place in the story.
How it works…
- the teacher will hand out a blank open-minded portrait. Or if the teacher chooses you can have the students draw out a blank head.
- The students will then fill in the space within the head with pictures and words/ phrases that they visualize when they are reflecting on a certain character or situation within a piece of literature.
- They can then cut out the shape of the head
- On the back side, they can include a written reflection that summarizes their visual on the front.
- The students can then share their open-minded portraits with the class.
How it can be used outside of ELA…
This could easily be used in other subject areas as a reflection tool. It could be used to:
-Summarize their experience doing an experiment in Science
-Reflect on complex concepts that they covered in Social Studies