Thinking and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Forming Open-Ended Questions
Help readers learn to create their own open-ended questions for any text you are working with. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, learners begin on the lower levels and work their way up to form questions that focus on synthesis instead of simple reading comprehension.
9th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 142 Downloads
Character Development Project
Read Dangerous Minds with your language learning disabled pupils to identify characteristics and connect to literature. This is a specific activity intended for use with the suggested book. The class uses a character map as a way to compose their own chapter or journal entry for the book they have read.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Silly or Sensible?
Is it silly or sensible? That's a great question, and it's the question that will drive this entire lesson plan. Learners with special needs and visual impairments work together to analyze verbal information. The instructor makes a statement, and they determine if the statement is silly or sensible.
1st - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
How do I look to you?
Present propaganda to your class with the posters and pamphlet provided here. Learners start out by creating their own advertisements and discuss as a class how they might add propaganda into their work. Next, small groups analyze posters about child nutrition and fill out an analysis worksheet.
6th - 8th Language Arts 56 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Defining success: A debate about success encourages critical thinking skills
Students develop critical thinking skills while exploring new ideas about success, discuss people they consider to be successful, and identify how they measure or define their own personal success.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 9 Downloads
New Review Ancient Civilizations: The Ancient Israelites
Planning a study of ancient Israel and Mesopotamia (1800-500 B.C.)? Here's a resource packet loaded with activities, exercises, worksheets, and background information that integrates social studies and language arts curriculum.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review 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 short stories that describe what went down on that dark day in October.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 8 Downloads
Digesting a Unit
Primary learners create an original story using the objects and items provided to them. They create an edible setting after having chosen their own story characters and named them. They work in peer groups, with leaders guiding them through brainstorming, story mapping, and the use of graphic organizers.
K - 2nd Language Arts 23 Views 217 Downloads
What does that thing do? For learners with low or no vision, understanding an object's function is a necessary skill. Here learners handle a number of objects and are asked to determine which object is for a specific task. They can feel each object to find out, or they can rely on prior knowledge and use their deductive reasoning skills.
K - 6th Special Education 4 Views 2 Downloads
Comprehension Skills: Evaluate Using Fiction Stories and Aesop's Fables
Primary readers investigate several comprehension skills in the ten lessons of this unit. Forming opinions about stories, comparing stories to each other, using Venn Diagrams, and applying the ideas from a story to real life situations constitute the main thrust.
K Language Arts 22 Views 100 Downloads
Reading/Writing/Research Diagnostic Remediation
Practice reading comprehension by completing a quiz. Readers identify important questions to ask themselves during a reading or writing assignment in order to fully grasp the concept and the task. They read to the class, complete a graphic organizer, and take a quiz aimed at enhancing reading skills.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 546 Downloads
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Help your child hone his/her verbal communication skills and basic understanding of sentence structure with an app that promotes descriptive verbal interactions. The child is presented with an image, prompted to make a sentence, and then records the sentence that goes with each image.
4th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 0 Downloads
Using Debate To Teach Critical Thinking Skills While Utilizing Technology
Develop the critical thinking and technology skills of your class members through debate. After selecting a topic, groups research the material available, and prepare for a debate on the issues. A provided Inspiration outline and a PowerPoint illustrate the closing arguments.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 74 Downloads
Designing the Future of Technology
Conduct research focused on improving a current technology by having students work in groups to investigate improvements that could be made to a particular piece of technology. They list the current problems and attempt to develop solutions that could be included in a newer version.
6th - 7th Language Arts 20 Views 96 Downloads
DR-TA Reading Strategy
Foster critical thinking skills by using the DR-TA Strategy with Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” Class members read portions of the essay, stop and discuss what is happening, make predictions based on evidence from the text, and evaluate the effectiveness of the satire.
10th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 20 Downloads
Evaluating the Strength of Scientific Evidence: The Rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker
A happy discovery occurred in Arkansas in 2004: a woodpecker, believed to be extinct since the 1940s, reappeared! Or did it? Middle to high school ecologists examine scientific evidence and use critical-thinking skills to determine whether or not it is true.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 26 Downloads