Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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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
Drawing Conclusions-Miss Navajo
Middle schoolers 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,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Deadly Picnic: A Lab on Deductive Reasoning
Whodunnit? Find out who killed Mr. Brooks through a logical examination of evidence. Class members fill out a couple of data tables to help them pin down the suspect. After they've figured out just who the culprit is, pupils compose...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Solving Workplace Problems: Refining the Use of Argument
Using persuasive writing techniques and a graphic organizer, learners respond to two different scenarios. They consider each workplace scenario, use the organizer to develop a solution, then compose a written response to the issue.
8th English Language Arts