Thinking Skills & Key Concepts is a new, standards-based series from the authors of our widely acclaimed Building Thinking Skills® series. It is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by:
Observation lessons involve concrete examples using detailed photographs which can be supplemented with picture books to develop observation skills. The student book provides pencil and paper exercises, but students clarify their thinking and learning by peer and class discussion.
Academic Vocabulary Development
The program builds academic vocabulary and mental models of important concepts. Students describe, compare and contrast, and classify geometric shapes, family members, occupations, animals, food, vehicles, and buildings.
Spatial Thinking Skills
Verbal Thinking Skills
Mental Models outline the characteristics needed to describe or define a concept. Each level teaches the significant characteristics of the concepts outlined in these mental models, but the first grade book explores each concept in greater depth.
How We Know It Works
|Author||Sandra Parks and Howard Black|
|Publisher||Critical Thinking Press|
|Format||Softcover, Full Colour|
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