Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Thinking Skills: Find the Correct Shape
In this thinking skills worksheet, students read three clues to figure out which of three pictures of geometric shapes is the correct one. Students draw an X on each shape that doesn't fit the clues. Students circle the correct shape. This page would need to be duplicated in color.
K - 1st English Language Arts
Thinking Skills: Find the Correct Fruit
In this thinking skills worksheet, students read 3 clues to determine which fruit (from four choices) is the correct one. Students draw an X on each fruit that does not fit the clues and circle the correct fruit. The clues refer to the color of the fruit, so this page would need to be duplicated in color.
K - 1st Health
Thinking Skills: What Vehicle Is Right?
In this thinking skills worksheet, students read a paragraph that describes the travel needs of a man who needs to get to a building on top of a mountain. From 3 picture choices, students circle the vehicle that is the right one to fit the situation.
K - 1st English Language Arts
Basic Critical Thinking Skills: Claims and Issues
A key component of critical thinking is to be able to present and support a claim. Clarify for your learners the difference between claims and issues with a 11-slide presentation. Specific examples illustrate each concept.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Developing Open-Ended Questions
Pupils work in groups of two to develop questions and sample answers that are relevant, accurate and use higher level of thinking skills about a literary unit. Students present their questions and answers to the class as a review of the unit.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Understanding First Jobs
Eighth graders consider what it takes to get through the interview process by conducting one. They create interview questions to use as they dig for the truth about first jobs and they interview each other. After the interviews they get into small groups to compare notes.
8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Comparing Themes Across Texts
Read various texts to compare the themes across each text. Learners write a journal entry describing the most beautiful scenery they've seen and use a map of the United States to locate the Sequoia National Park and Muir Woods. They then read "Saving the Redwoods" and complete written responses for the text comparing it to the poem "Stars.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Curriculum Connections with Keiko Kasza
Students read books by the author Keiko Kasza and complete critical thinking skills, and connections to different subjects. For this language lesson plan, students connect the books to language arts, social studies, science, math, health, and more.
2nd - 5th Math
Drawing Conclusions-Miss Navajo
Students practice the higher order thinking skill of drawing conclusions. For this language lesson, students use the Miss Navajo pageant to discuss the role of language in selecting a winner. They view portions of the pageant, and try to draw conclusions about the effect of the language portion on the overall outcome of the pageant.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
A BIOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY: USING THE LITTLE PRINCE TO EXPLORE BIOGRAPHY & CREAIVE WRITING
Students integrate Author and Biography study with Students personal perspective. They make connections between research and creative writing. Students enrich research and critical thinking skills. They encourage students to think about and develop their own life stories.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Debating Controversial Issues: Integrating Science and Current Events
In order to give young scientists experience with critical thinking skills, introduce them to a current controversy and prepare them to debate. Choose a topic, such as genetically modified organisms, and assign groups to represent different parties of interest.
9th - 12th Science
The Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge!
The importance of considering multiple perspectives of the same event is the big idea in this exercise that focuses on the Boston Massacre. Class groups examine photos of four depictions of the massacre, an English and an American newspaper account, trial testimony, a clip from an HBO film, and then read their textbook account of the event.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Patterns on a Multiplication Table
This short multiplication worksheet requires young mathematicians to engage critical thinking skills as they use logic to problem solve questions about multiples and patterns. In addition to exercising their mathematical reasoning skills, students are required to write out their responses for three of the five word problems on this worksheet making it a great Common Core resource and promoting literacy across the curriculum.
5th - 7th Math
Solar Kit Lesson #8 - Positioning Solar Panels II: Explorations with Stationary Panels
This lesson is preparation-intensive, but well worth the investment. You will construct five or six portable testing stations with which lab groups will gather data on the best position for collecting sunlight with a solar panel. This is the second part of a two-part lesson, best used in middle school science classes as part of a unit on alternative energy sources.
6th - 9th Science