Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Inside Out/Opposites lesson
Here is a good instructional activity on opposites in which each pupil receives a word card and has to find the classmate with the opposite word card. Additionally, they write a fire safety journal about "Why you should get outside and...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Hints for how to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are contained in a cross-curricular reading comprehension instructional activity designed for primary graders. After reading a short passage loaded with tips, kids...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Say What? (A Murder Mystery)
Middle schoolers practice their performance, expression, and logical thinking skills by asking questions and speaking in correct tones. They attempt to meet IEP requirements in these areas by presenting murder mystery clues using the...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Thinking Skills: Find the Correct Shape
In this thinking skills activity, 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....
K - 1st English Language Arts
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...
K - 1st English Language Arts
Creature creation - an elaboration writing activity
Fourth graders exercise and improve their elaboration skills by engaging in this creative writing activity. They practice their narrative writing abilities and use higher-order thinking skills by creating a representation of an imaginary...
4th English Language Arts
Developing Open-Ended Questions
Students 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...
7th - 8th English Language Arts