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Category: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

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  • Thinking Skills K And Up

    $15.95

    Children’s Educational Workbook

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  • Thinking Skills PreK And Up

    $15.95

    Children’s Educational Workbook

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  • Interactive Notetaking For Content Area Literacy Secondary

    $29.99

    Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students’ interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

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  • Interactive Notetaking For Content Area Literacy 3-5

    $29.99

    Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students’ interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

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  • Interactive Notetaking For Content Area Literacy K-2

    $29.99

    Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students’ interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

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  • Mathematical Discourse : Let The Kids Talk

    $31.99

    This resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse in the 21st century classroom and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency.

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  • Information Literacy 3-8

    $31.99

    People today live in a world of information overload. Each day, information is shared from countless sources through numerous devices. Learning how to handle this onslaught of information has become a vital task for everyone. By the time they reach upper elementary school, most students are using smart phones, tablets and computers to access social media, video websites, online forums, wikis, blogs, and interactive digital games. Students need guidance on how to analyze online information sources, critically think about the content, and apply it to their decision-making. This essential professional resource includes everything that teachers need to help students achieve digital literacy, and includes activities and easy-to-use templates to support teachers as they teach the key skills of analyzing and understanding online information. This book consists of three sections: Finding Information, Analyzing Information, and Using Information. The topics covered include: an introduction to information literacy; search techniques and strategies; asking and answering good questions; thinking visually; organizing information; online civic reasoning; analyzing online sources; using technology to teach; project-based learning with technology. With the amount of online information sources increasing exponentially, this book will equip teachers with the tools they need to help their students become global citizens and 21st century thinkers.

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  • Spectrum Critical Thinking For Math Grade 8

    $9.99

    Supporting your child’s educational journey every step of the way, Spectrum provides specific support in the skills and standards that your child is learning in today’s classroom. Comprehensive, grade-specific titles to prepare for the year ahead. Subject-specific practice to reinforce classroom learning. Skill-specific titles to enrich and enhance educational concepts. Test preparation titles to support test-taking skills. No matter your need, Spectrum is with you every step of the way.

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  • Spectrum Critical Thinking For Math Grade 7

    $9.99

    Supporting your child’s educational journey every step of the way, Spectrum provides specific support in the skills and standards that your child is learning in today’s classroom. Comprehensive, grade-specific titles to prepare for the year ahead. Subject-specific practice to reinforce classroom learning. Skill-specific titles to enrich and enhance educational concepts. Test preparation titles to support test-taking skills. No matter your need, Spectrum is with you every step of the way.

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  • Spectrum Critical Thinking For Math Grade 6

    $9.99

    Supporting your child’s educational journey every step of the way, Spectrum provides specific support in the skills and standards that your child is learning in today’s classroom. Comprehensive, grade-specific titles to prepare for the year ahead. Subject-specific practice to reinforce classroom learning. Skill-specific titles to enrich and enhance educational concepts. Test preparation titles to support test-taking skills. No matter your need, Spectrum is with you every step of the way.

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  • Spectrum Critical Thinking For Math Grade 4

    $9.99

    Supporting your child’s educational journey every step of the way, Spectrum provides specific support in the skills and standards that your child is learning in today’s classroom. Comprehensive, grade-specific titles to prepare for the year ahead. Subject-specific practice to reinforce classroom learning. Skill-specific titles to enrich and enhance educational concepts. Test preparation titles to support test-taking skills. No matter your need, Spectrum is with you every step of the way.

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  • Real World Math Problem Solving 6

    $14.99

    Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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  • Real World Math Problem Solving 5

    $14.99

    Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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  • Real World Math Problem Solving 4

    $14.99

    Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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  • Real World Math Problem Solving 3

    $14.99

    Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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  • Real World Math Problem Solving 2

    $14.99

    Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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  • Real World Math Problem Solving Set

    $74.95

    Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards. The set includes one copy of each book, grade 2-6 (5 books total).

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  • Fallacy Detective Workbook Edition

    $22.00

    Workbook Edition – includes spaces for readers to write in their answers to the exercises.
    What is fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic – a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking.

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  • Critical Thinking Math 6

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Math 5

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Math 4

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Math 3

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Reading 6

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Reading 5

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Reading 4

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Reading 3

    $14.99

    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Critical Thinking Reading Set

    $59.96

    This Set Includes:
    TCB3912 Grade 3

    TCB3913 Grade 4

    TCB3918 Grade 5

    TCB3919 Grade 6

    Additional Info
    Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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  • Smarty Pants Puzzles Level 1

    $11.99

    Smarty Pants Puzzles are fun, quick, and engaging and best of all they develop a host of critical thinking skills. Students must read the puzzle and analyze the pictures looking for evidence needed to answer the questions. This depth of analysis produces strong reading comprehension skills and teaches students how to find and evaluate evidence. These puzzles can be solved independently or used for educational fun at home or in a classroom.

    Skills:
    * Inference
    * Deduction
    * Conclusion
    * Identification and Analysis of Evidence
    * Synthesis and Analysis of Comprehension

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  • Mazes K

    $3.49

    This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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  • Mazes 1

    $3.49

    This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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  • Crossword Puzzles 2

    $3.49

    This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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  • Hidden Pictures 1-2

    $3.49

    This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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  • Higher Order Thinking Skills To Develop 21st Century Learners (Teacher’s Guide)

    $31.99

    This resource will provide practical, researched-based information to help teachers develop students higher-order thinking skills (HOTS). It will develop teachers understanding of HOTS and provide concrete examples of what it looks like in each of the content areas as well as language arts. Planning resources are also included.

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  • Whats Different 5-6

    $6.99

    Two pictures appear on each page. Students are asked to identify what is different. These visual puzzles are designed to stimulate problem-solving skills, while improving observation skills. As an added bonus, interesting facts are used to introduce the pages, so teachers can tie the activities to classroom lessons. The activities are also appropriate for students who finish early and for use at home.

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  • Whats Different 3-4

    $6.99

    Two pictures appear on each page. Students are asked to identify what is different. These visual puzzles are designed to stimulate problem-solving skills, while improving observation skills. As an added bonus, interesting facts are used to introduce the pages, so teachers can tie the activities to classroom lessons. The activities are also appropriate for students who finish early and for use at home.

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  • Whats Different 1-2

    $6.99

    Two pictures appear on each page. Students are asked to identify what is different. These visual puzzles are designed to stimulate problem-solving skills, while improving observation skills. As an added bonus, interesting facts are used to introduce the pages, so teachers can tie the activities to classroom lessons. The activities are also appropriate for students who finish early and for use at home.

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  • Analogies For Critical Thinking 6

    $9.99

    Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in severl different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

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  • Analogies For Critical Thinking 5

    $9.99

    Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in severl different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

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  • Analogies For Critical Thinking 4

    $9.99

    Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in severl different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

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  • Analogies For Critical Thinking 3

    $9.99

    Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in severl different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

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  • Analogies For Critical Thinking 1-2

    $9.99

    Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in severl different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

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  • Language Smarts Level C (Student/Study Guide)

    $42.99

    This fun, colorful 352-page book can be used as a textbook or a comprehensive workbook with your textbook to teach reading, writing, grammar, and punctuation skills and concepts that students are expected to know in second grade. They also develop critical thinking, vocabulary, and several other skills and concepts normally taught in third grade.

    The engaging lessons include easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and charts for visual learners-and there is no lesson preparation! Each lesson is followed by a variety of fun, colorful, mind-building activities that use different genres.

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  • 101 Activities For Fast Finishers 6

    $14.99

    What’s a teacher to do when a few students have finished an assignment while other students are still working? Make the most of those precious minutes by offering the fast finishers fun-to-do learning activities. Choose from Lively Language Arts activities, Mind-Bender Math activities, and Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to complete – usually just 5 to 15 minutes. The activities also come in handy for substitute teachers and on days with unusual schedules.

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  • 101 Activities For Fast Finishers 5

    $14.99

    What’s a teacher to do when a few students have finished an assignment while other students are still working? Make the most of those precious minutes by offering the fast finishers fun-to-do learning activities. Choose from Lively Language Arts activities, Mind-Bender Math activities, and Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to complete – usually just 5 to 15 minutes. The activities also come in handy for substitute teachers and on days with unusual schedules.

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  • 101 Activities For Fast Finishers 4

    $14.99

    What’s a teacher to do when a few students have finished an assignment while other students are still working? Make the most of those precious minutes by offering the fast finishers fun-to-do learning activities. Choose from Lively Language Arts activities, Mind-Bender Math activities, and Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to complete – usually just 5 to 15 minutes. The activities also come in handy for substitute teachers and on days with unusual schedules.

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  • 101 Activities For Fast Finishers 3

    $14.99

    What’s a teacher to do when a few students have finished an assignment while other students are still working? Make the most of those precious minutes by offering the fast finishers fun-to-do learning activities. Choose from Lively Language Arts activities, Mind-Bender Math activities, and Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to complete – usually just 5 to 15 minutes. The activities also come in handy for substitute teachers and on days with unusual schedules.

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  • 101 Activities For Fast Finishers 2

    $14.99

    What’s a teacher to do when a few students have finished an assignment while other students are still working? Make the most of those precious minutes by offering the fast finishers fun-to-do learning activities. Choose from Lively Language Arts activities, Mind-Bender Math activities, and Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to complete – usually just 5 to 15 minutes. The activities also come in handy for substitute teachers and on days with unusual schedules.

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  • 101 Activities For Fast Finishers 1

    $14.99

    What’s a teacher to do when a few students have finished an assignment while other students are still working? Make the most of those precious minutes by offering the fast finishers fun-to-do learning activities. Choose from Lively Language Arts activities, Mind-Bender Math activities, and Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to complete – usually just 5 to 15 minutes. The activities also come in handy for substitute teachers and on days with unusual schedules.

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  • Mind Benders Verbal (Student/Study Guide)

    $9.99

    Prepares your students for testing! Develops reading comprehension, logic, and problem solving.

    Description & Features
    Mind Benders(R), our best-selling deductive thinking puzzles, develop the logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills vital to achieving high grades and top test scores in all subjects. They’re also great for developing real-life, problem solving skills.

    Methods
    Students carefully analyze each Mind Benders(R) story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to start with the most obvious associations, then deduce less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.The Warm Up book uses auditory processing with no charts.

    Teaching Support
    Includes step-by-step instructions and detailed answers.

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  • Science Detective A1 (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.99

    I. PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    1. Measuring Matter: Mass, Volume, And Density
    2. Physical And Chemical Properties Of Matter
    3. Physical And Chemical Changes In Matter
    4. Atoms, Elements, And Compounds
    5. Chemicals: Helpful And Harmful
    6. Kinetic And Potential Energy
    7. Force And Motion
    8. Simple Machines: Inclined Plane, Lever, Machines, And Work
    9. Simple Machines: Wheel-and-Axle And Pulley
    10. Thermal Energy
    11. Sound And Light Energy
    12. Static Electricity
    13. Circuits
    14. Electromagnets
    15. Electric Energy
    16. Energy Sources And Conversion

    II. LIFE SCIENCE
    17. Cells
    18. Cell Parts And Functions
    19. Reproduction And Growth Of Cells
    20. Genetics
    21. DNA
    22. Uses Of Genetics
    23. Skeletal And Muscular Systems
    24. Circulatory And Respiratory Systems
    25. Nervous System
    26. Digestive System
    27. Reproductive System
    28. Classification Of Organisms
    29. Function Of Plant Parts
    30. Reproduction In Plants
    31. Invertebrates
    32. Vertebrates
    33. Earth?s Biomes
    34. Ecosystems

    III. EARTH SCIENCE
    35. Plate Tectonics: Mountains, Volcanoes, And Earthquakes
    36. Rock Cycle, Erosion, And Deposition
    37. Properties Of Rocks And Minerals
    38. Geological Time
    39. Natural Resources
    40. Ocean Exploration
    41. Ocean Resources
    42. Earth, Moon, And Sun
    43. Weather: Measurement, Causes, And Changes
    44. Classification Of The Sun And Other Stars
    45. Inner And Outer Solar System

    Additional Info
    Science Detective(R) uses topics and skills drawn from national science standards to prepare your child for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measures reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science.

    Methods
    First, children read lessons that include a variety of charts, tables, and graphs. Then, they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the science concepts and develop their reading comprehension, and inferential and deductive thinking skills. Children can’t just scan the story for answers-they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the charts, tables, and graphs to explain and support their answers.

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  • Rowman And Littlefield Handbook For Critical Thinking

    $19.95

    Introduction

    Chapter 1: Word Hazards: Statements, Ambiguity, And Vagueness

    A Logical Digression: Propositional Attitudes

    Chapter 2: Complex Passages: Descriptions, Explanations, And Arguments

    Odd Words

    A Logical Digression: How Not To Distinguish Induction From Deduction, Or Why The Valid/inductive Distinction Is Better

    Chapter 3: Finding Arguments

    Chapter 4: Grounding Statements In Fact: Observation, Testimony, And Other Arguments Based Upon Criteria

    Criteria For Evaluating Observation Statements

    Criteria For Evaluating Testimony

    Chapter 5: Deduction: Categorical Syllogisms

    Conversion, Obversion, Contraposition

    Categorical Syllogisms

    a. A Logical Digression: Venn Diagrams

    b. A Logical Digression: Conditional Validity

    c. Odd Words

    Enthymemes

    Chapter 6: Arguments Based Upon Propositions

    Statement Forms

    a. A Logical Digression: Symbols And Truth Table Definitions

    Argument Forms

    a. Logical Digression: Truth Tables For Testing The Validity Of Arguments

    b. Odd Words: Tautology, Contradiction, Contingent Statement

    Logical Equivalences

    a. A Logical Digression: Demonstrating The Equivalences With Truth Tables

    Chapter 7: Probability Calculations

    Theories Of Probability

    a. Odd Words: Relative Frequency And Subjective Theories

    Rules Of Probability

    Chapter 8: Generalizations And Particularizations

    Generalization Arguments

    a. A Logical Digression: Surveys And Opinion Polls

    Particularization Arguments

    Chapter 9: Analogical Arguments

    Analogical Arguments

    a. A Logical Digression: Analogical Arguments Vs. Generalization And Particularization Arguments

    Chapter 10: Evaluating Hypotheses: Inference To Best Explanation

    Likelihood

    Explanatory Power

    Simplicity

    Novelty

    Appropriate Explanatory Content

    Summary Of Factors In Evaluating Explanatory Inferences

    Explanatory Inferences, Confirmation, Disconfirmation, And Bayes’s Theorem

    Chapter 11: Causal Inferences

    Mill’s Methods Of Causal Inference

    Probabilistic Method Of Causal Inference

    Counterfactual Method Of Causal Inference

    Chapter 12: Counterfactual Reasoning

    Supporting Counterfactual Claims

    a. A Logical Digression: Counterfactual Fallacies

    Chapter 13: Decisions Under Risk

    Utility

    Decision-Making Under Risk With One Factor

    Decision-Making Under Risk With Multiple Factors

    Chapter 14: Decisions Under Uncertainty

    Additional Info
    Just as The Elements of Style provides a quick and authoritative reference for writers, The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking provides a quick and authoritative reference for issues regarding reasoning.

    The Handbook provides clear and succinct discussions of the following issues:

    * Issues germane to clarifying sentences: ambiguity, vagueness, and propositional attitudes.

    * General discussions of descriptions, explanations, and arguments.

    * Criteria for evaluating observational statements and testimony.

    * Categorical syllogisms, including issues germane to both the Boolean and Aristotelian interpretations.

    * A complete system of propositional logic and a brief discussion of the use of truth tables.

    * Induction: generalization and particularization arguments, analogies, arguments to the best explanation, Mill’s Methods, counterfactual reasoning, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty.

    * A brief discussion of the principle formulas involved in calculating probabilities.

    * An extended discussion of informal fallacies.

    * An essay on the relationship between critical thinking and writing.

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  • Building Thinking Skills Beginning

    $24.99

    Building Thinking Skills(R) Beginning ((C)2008), provides fun, highly effective and engaging reasoning activities to improve the vocabulary, pre-reading, pre-writing, math, logic, spatial, and auditory processing skills of preschoolers. It teaches children to use organized analysis instead of guesswork to solve problems as it develops critical thinking skills necessary for success in reading, math, writing, and science. The title may be used as a complete critical thinking curriculum to prepare young minds for preschool academics. The book uses colorful, easy-to-understand activities, sequenced in small steps, many gamelike, and solvable in a short period.

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  • Building Thinking Skills Primary

    $24.99

    Building Thinking Skills(R) 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 processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success in any assessment.

    The 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. Children 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 children develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.

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  • Comprehension And Critical Thinking 5 (Teacher’s Guide)

    $24.99

    Use these step-by-step guides to build students’ comprehension and critical thinking skills as they prepare for standardized tests that feature document-based questions. Step 1 has students reading high-interest nonfiction articles from TIME For Kids authors. Step 2 has students strengthening comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions from all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Step 3 has students studying primary source documents (such as maps, census reports, population reports, charts, and graphs) that are related to the articles. Step 4 has students demonstrating critical thinking skills by responding to questions based on these primary sources.

    Teacher Resource CD includes reproducible pages of articles, primary source documents, and questions.

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  • Comprehension And Critical Thinking 4 (Teacher’s Guide)

    $24.99

    Use these step-by-step guides to build students’ comprehension and critical thinking skills as they prepare for standardized tests that feature document-based questions. Step 1 has students reading high-interest nonfiction articles from TIME For Kids authors. Step 2 has students strengthening comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions from all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Step 3 has students studying primary source documents (such as maps, census reports, population reports, charts, and graphs) that are related to the articles. Step 4 has students demonstrating critical thinking skills by responding to questions based on these primary sources.

    Teacher Resource CD includes reproducible pages of articles, primary source documents, and questions.

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  • Language Smarts Level B (Student/Study Guide)

    $42.99

    Table Of Contents

    Uppercase Letters
    Lowercase Letters
    Alphabet
    Letters
    Vowels
    Sometimes Y
    Short Vowels
    Long Vowels
    Long And Short Vowels
    Vowel Digraphs
    Vowel Diphthongs
    R-Controlled Vowels
    Silent E
    Single Sound Consonants
    Consonant Blends
    Consonant Digraphs
    Silent Consonants
    Word Patterns
    A Or An
    Editor In Chief
    Syllables
    Word Families
    Rhymes
    Contractions
    Compound Words
    High Frequency Words
    Nouns
    Verbs
    Verb Tenses
    Editor In Chief
    Noun-Verb Agreement
    Editor In Chief
    Possessive Nouns
    Editor In Chief
    Subject And Predicate
    Sentences
    Sentence Fragments
    Editor In Chief
    Run-On Sentences
    Editor In Chief
    Noun Or Pronoun
    Am, Is, And Are
    Editor In Chief
    Was And Were
    Editor In Chief
    Me And I
    Editor In Chief
    Double Negatives
    Editor In Chief
    Comparing
    Editor In Chief
    Sentence Detective
    Singular And Plural
    Editor In Chief
    Synonyms
    Antonyms
    Synonyms And Antonyms
    Homophones
    Homographs
    Homophones And Homographs
    Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, And Homographs
    Compare And Contrast
    Rhyme And Riddle
    Categorizing
    Ordering
    Sequencing
    Deductive Reasoning
    Number Word Expressions
    Capitalization
    Editor In Chief
    Punctuation
    Editor In Chief
    Context Clues
    Facts And Inferences
    Prediction
    Setting
    Characters
    Topic And Main Idea
    Cause And Effect
    Poems
    Fiction And Nonfiction
    Writing
    Answers

    Skills

    Visual Skills
    Sequencing
    Compare/contrast
    Interpret And Apply Pictures, Captions, Diagrams, Charts, And Graphs
    Literal Thinking
    Number-word Sentences And Expressions
    Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
    Blend Sounds To Make Words; Identify, Segment, And Combine Syllables In Words
    Identify Initial, Final, And Medial Letter Sounds
    Classify Vowel/consonant, Rhyming And Non-rhyming Words
    Recognize And Categorize Word Families
    Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, & Capitalization
    Through Single-skill Practice With Guided, Gradual Instruction And Practice, And Mixed-skills Practice
    Comprehension
    Predict
    Sequence/summarize
    Draw Conclusions, Make Predictions, And Identify Facts And Inferences
    Follow Logical Reasoning
    Synthesize Illustration/text Information, And Cause/effect
    Identify And Describe Setting
    Summarize Important Ideas/events And Supporting Details
    Identify Theme/topic, Purpose, And Main Idea
    Fluency & Flexibility
    Fluency And Flexibility With Word Meanings And Associations To Improve: Spelling, Vocabulary, And Reading Through Evaluating Antonyms, Synonyms, Homonym

    Additional Info
    These fun, mind building books teach standards-based language arts and develop critical thinking skills. Language Smarts can serve as a core curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource. Empower your child’s mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills. Includes instruction guide. Grade 1.

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  • Accessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies 1-8 (Teacher’s Guide)

    $29.99

    Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene, Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies is an ideal tool for assessing students’ reading comprehension. This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text. The book contains four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text. Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students’ thinking and then score and monitor their growth. Strategies assessed include thinking aloud, using schema, inferring, asking questions, determining importance in text, setting a purpose for reading, monitoring comprehension, visualizing, synthesizing and retelling, and story structure/structural patterns. The assessments can be used in various ways to inform instruction and to assess learning. All passages, assessments, and rubrics are provided on the Teacher Resource CD and the assessments and rubrics can be customized.

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  • Thinking Toolbox : 35 Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills

    $22.00

    This book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools we give you inthis book to solve thinking problems.

    -When it is dumb to argue

    -Using the scientific method

    -Five rules of brainstorming

    -Who has a reason to lie?

    -How to analyze opposing viewpoints

    -How to analyze evidence and sources

    -How to list reasons why you believe something

    -And much more

    We wrote this book for children and adults who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills.

    The Thinking Toolbox follows the same style as The Fallacy Detective with lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back.

    Features:

    -Fun to use not dry like a math textbook

    -Can be used after The Fallacy Detective

    -Introductory teaches skills you can use right away

    -Self-teaching format

    -For ages twelve and older

    -Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre

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  • Fallacy Detective Workbook Edition

    $25.00

    The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years.

    Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve his reasoning skills.–Tim Challies, curriculum reviewer

    Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy.–Cathy Duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer

    I really like The Fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!–11 Year Old

    What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning.

    – For ages twelve through adult.
    – Fun to use — learn skills you can use right away.
    – Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.
    – Includes The Fallacy Detective Game.
    – Exercises with answer key.

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  • 200 Brain Games

    $16.99

    Tons of fun in one little box! Play independently or with a friend–in school, at home, or while traveling. Find the Hidden Meanings of visual word puzzles. Complete Comparisons (Analogies) like the ones that appear on standardized tests. Solve Word Workouts and respond to Math Madness. 200 game cards come with directions and ideas for variations and group play. For 1 or more players. Ages 8 & up.

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