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Visual Thinking Strategies - Encourage Critical Thinking and Close Reading in Any Classroom!

"The Dance Lesson" by Edgar Degas - Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

How familiar are you with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)? If you're like many, the phrase itself might be new! VTS is a series of questions to ask students when they look at art, questions that are focused on building critical thinking and close reading skills.