Building Thinking Skills Level 2
by Critical Thinking Co.
This engaging 416-page book develops critical thinking skills necessary for success in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and standardized tests in Grades 4-6. The Building Thinking Skills series is the bestselling thinking skills program in the world! The engaging, highly-effective activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form. Students also learn important academic vocabulary, concepts, and skills as they analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words by: -Observing, recognizing, and describing characteristics -Distinguishing similarities and differences -Identifying and completing sequences, classifications, and analogies These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects. These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.
Diagrams: overlapping classes/Venn/branching/cycle
Mental pattern folding/symmetry
Directionality/Position in space
Mental rotation/reflection/tumbling/stacking/folding of 2-D objects
Visual motor integration and memory
Use of graphic organizers
Spelling/Vocabulary/Writing: describing things and words
Following and writing 1-, 2-, and 3-step directions
Analogies: kind of/part of/used to/association/action
Parts of a whole
Key Features :
Building Thinking Skills provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve your children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processingThis exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success in any assessmentThe activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill (for example, classifying)is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form