Building Thinking Skills Book 1

Building Thinking Skills Book 1
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Develops analysis, vocabulary, reading, and mathematical reasoning skills!

This reproducible workbook consists of activities organized into related figural and verbal units covering describing shapes, describing things, similarities/differences, sequence, analogies and classifications. Within these units, students will practice a skill set not found in any other single activity book. Help your child improve their reasoning, problem-solving, reading, vocabulary, logic, communication and figural/spatial skills and lay a solid foundation for better academic performance, higher test scores.

Logic Blocks, Pattern Blocks and Interlinking Cubes are highly recommended by not required for Building Thinking Skills Book 1.

Goals
Highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities improve students’ vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional skill product provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Methods
The activities are sequenced developmentally. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Students learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they
• observe, recognize, and describe characteristics
• distinguish similarities and differences
• identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies

These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in any subject.

Table of Contents and Skills:

Introduction
• Program Design
• Types of Instructional Methods
• Rationale and Description of Skills
• Evaluating Building Thinking Skills Instruction
• Evaluation Recommendations
• Instructional Recommendations
• Vocabulary and Synonyms
• Guide to Using the Lesson Plans

Chapter One – Describing Shapes
• Describing Shapes – Select
• Describing Shapes – Explain
• Following Directions
• Writing Directions
• Describing Position – A
• Describing Position – B
• Characteristics of a Shape

Chapter Two – Figural Similarities and Differences
• Matching Shapes
• Which Shape Does Not Match?
• Matching Shapes That Have Been Turned
• Finding Shapes
• Combining Interlocking Cubes
• Combining Shapes
• Finding and Tracing Patterns
• Dividing Shapes into Equal Parts – A
• Dividing Shapes into Equal Parts – B
• Dividing Shapes into Equal Parts – C
• Which Shape Completes the Square?
• Which Shapes Make Squares?
• Copying a Figure / Drawing Identical Shapes
• Comparing Shapes – Select
• Comparing Shapes – Explain

Chapter Three-Figural Sequences
• Copying a Pattern
• Which Color Comes Next? – Select
• Which Shape Comes Next? – Select
• Tumbling
• Which Figure Comes Next? – Select (Flips)
• Which Figure Comes Next? – Select (Changes in Detail)
• Which Figure Comes Next? – Draw It!
• Describe a Sequence / Sequence of Polygons and Angles
• Paper Folding – Select
• Paper Folding – Draw

Chapter Four – Figural Classifications
• Match a Shape to a Group
• Match a Pattern to a Group
• Select a Shape that Belongs to a Group
• Describing Classes
• Matching Classes by Shape / Pattern
• Classifying by Shape – Find the Exception
• Classifying by Pattern – Find the Exception
• Classifying More than One Way
• Classifying by Color / Shape – Sorting
• Complete the Class
• Form a Class
• Draw Another
• Classifying by Shape / Color / Size – Sorting
• Overlapping Classes – Intersection
• Overlapping Classes – Matrix
• Writing Descriptions of Classes


Chapter Five – Figural Analogies
• Analogies with Shapes
• Analogies with Shapes – Complete

Chapter Six – Describing Things
• Describing Things – Select
• Describing Things – Explain
• Describing Words – Select
• Describing Words – Supply / Identifying Characteristics

Chapter Seven – Verbal Similarities and Differences
• Opposites – Select (pictures and words)
• Opposites – Select (words)
• Opposites – Supply
• Similarities – Select (pictures and words)
• Similarities – Select (words)
• Similarities – Supply
• How Alike? – Select
• How Alike and How Different?
• Compare and Contrast – Graphic Organizer

Chapter Eight – Verbal Sequences
• Following Yes-No Rules – A
• Writing Yes-No Rules
• Following Yes-No Rules – B
• Completing True-False Tables
• Finding Locations on Maps
• Describing Locations – A
• Describing Directions – A / Locations B
• Describing Directions – B
• Select the Word that Continues the Sequence
• Ranking
• Supply a Word that Continues a Sequence
• Warm-up Deductive Reasoning
• Deductive Reasoning
• Ranking Time / Length Measures
• Ranking in Geography
• Flowchart – Arithmetic

Chapter Nine – Verbal Classifications
• Parts of a Whole – Select
• Parts of a Whole – Graphic Organizer
• Class and Members – Select
• What Is True of Both Words? – Select
• How Are These Words Alike? – Select
• How Are These Words Alike? – Explain
• Explain the Exception
• Picture Dictionary – Sorting into Classes
• Word Classes – Select / Sorting by Class and Size
• Recognizing Classes – Graphic Organizer

Chapter Ten – Verbal Analogies
• Picture Analogies – Select
• Picture Analogies – Name the Relationship
• Analogies – Select
• Analogies – Supply
• Analogies – Select the Right Pair

Product Options

Publisher:
Critical Thinking Press

Type of Binding:
Paperback

For:
Gr. 2-3

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