1. Introduce the image, story, issue or topic and allow students time to examine or think about it. This also allows time for questions or clarification. Place this on chart paper or board.
2. Identify any possible viewpoints. List these viewpoints around the image, story, issue or topic.
3. Viewpoint selection. Allow students to choose a viewpoint they want to explore. If students are in groups, encourage them to each to explore a different viewpoint.
4. Respond. Students now respond to "I think" from their perspective. Students will need time to collect their thoughts before they respond either in notes, formal writing or mentally.
5. Group response.(optional) Students may put themselves in the place of this perspective and come up with a question or something they are curious about.
6. Share their thinking. You can decide if students will share in small groups or as a whole group. If you want to get many different perspectives you may want to do a whole class discussion and look for common threads.
If you want a more in-depth explanation of this strategy see Making Thinking Visible by Ritchart, Church, and Morrison