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Building Thinking Skills 2 - Limited supply

Author: Howard Black, Sandra Parks

Publisher: Critical Thinking Company

Item #: CTB05242

Pages: 408

Class: Workbook


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.

Figural-Spatial Skills

-Describing shapes
-Figures: compare / describe / copy / enlarge / divide
-Diagrams: overlapping classes / Venn / branching / cycle
-Mental pattern folding / symmetry
-Directionality / Position in space
-Mental rotation / reflection / tumbling / stacking / folding of 2-D objects
-Congruence / area / volume
-Analogies: size / color / orientation / detail
-Visual motor integration and memory
-Use of graphic organizers

Verbal Skills

-Spelling / Vocabulary / Writing: describing things and words
-Following and writing 1-, 2-, and 3-step directions
-Antonyms / synonyms
-Analogies: kind of / part of / used to / association / action
-Deductive / Inductive reasoning
-Parts of a whole
-Map reading
-Writing directions
-Logic: if-then / yes-no / true-false
-Orientation: person / place / time
-Auditory memory
-Language acquisition
-Teaching Support

Activities are modeled to reinforce skills and concepts. An answer guide is now included.