Thinking Skills Grades 56 Author:Jeri Nutting, Jill Norris, Tekla White The challenges keep coming for your Grade 5 and 6 students, requiring new and more complex thinking -- questions to be answered, solutions to be found, and discoveries to be made. The 44 lessons in critical thinking presented here are each comprised of: a chart that poses a problem or question, notes to the teacher with suggestions and an answer... more » key, and a reproducible student page to be used with the chart or as follow-up practice. The variety of activities in this book will strengthen students' thinking skills and enhance learning. The charts and student pages help students to: * Think Critically - sort, classify, analyze, and compare and contrast. * Think Logically - use analogies, predictions, and patterns Think Creatively - develop fluency and original ideas
* Solve Problems - define the problem, analyze information, hypothesize, validate, and judge
The complexity level of all lessons increases from our Grade 3-4 volume. The problem-solving, classifying, and deductive reasoning activities or all multi-layered in nature.
One of the greatest benefits to be gained through these thinking activities is in the sharing of ideas and strategies among students (and teacher). The format of this book promotes this process and provides an opportunity to reward well-thought-out strategies and unique problem-solving approaches as well as correct answers. Clear charts and graphs highlighted by cute, comical illustrations throughout. All 88 pages perforated for easy removal.« less