Ten Times Two

This thinking routine encourages detailed and careful observation. Students are asked to look carefully at an image then list 10 words or phrases about the picture.

Look at the image again and list another 10 words or phrases. I alter the length of time students have to create each list  – the time given will depend on the complexity of the image and the age of the students.

It is a good way to begin a discussion, or to broaden students thoughts and ideas during a unit of work. It is amazing the detail you discover when you pause and take the time to have a second look at something.

Use it as a stand alone activity just for appreciation of art.

Try it yourself with the beautiful artwork by Frank Crozier above ( https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/dawn/empire  )