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  • Item #: 015990
    ISBN: 9781564720474
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    Based on the original Bloom's Taxonomy, this reference helps you develop lessons through six levels of critical thinking, from lowest to highest: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. A definition of each term is provided, as well as key words and sample question formats that can be used at each level of reasoning.

  • Item #: 006830
    ISBN: 9781564727299
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    This reference, keyed to Bloom's taxonomy, helps you to "build" your lessons and discussions through the levels of critical thinking. It defines each level (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation) and supplies typical question formats that you would use to address this level of reasoning. Use it for discussion in any subject area - including reading! The revised version contains more "teacher" jargon, but the two are very similar.

  • Item #: 054687
    ISBN: 9781935495710
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    Same basic format as the General Science Notebook Journal. Space is provided for On Your Own and Study Guide questions and for developing Lab Reports. Graphic organizers to help with concept development and Module Summaries are provided for each module. Digging Deeper sections give the student the opportunity to strengthen critical thinking skills. Grading rubrics for the lab reports are provided in the Appendix.

  • Item #: 026753
    ISBN: 9781601441447
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    Are you looking for a way to challenge your middle school students while your youngers are enjoying Story of the World (or another world history course)? Becoming a world history detective will do it! This course combines critical thinking and reading comprehension skills with your students' standards-based history studies (ancient and medieval history)! Covered skills are impressive for this grade level: using supporting evidence, drawing inferences and conclusions, distinguishing between facts and opinions, understanding chronology or sequence of events, use of vocabulary using context clues, geographical and concept maps, and timelines. There's even grade appropriate experience with college-level analytical essay questions. The worktext provides a passage to read followed by a series of questions - both multiple choice/short answer as well as short essay. A complete answer key is available in the back which includes sample essay answers that identify key points). Free bonus review lessons are available at criticalthinking.com/whd1). 362 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 013319
    ISBN: 9781601445476
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    These workbooks were designed to be an introduction to the Editor in Chief series. Students first review the rules of grammar and mechanics by answering multiple-choice questions. They then learn to apply these rules by editing stories in a variety of formats. Units cover capitalization, punctuation, run-ons and fragments, dialogue, friendly letters, grammar, usage, and spelling. The last unit combines different types of errors into single exercises to review all of the skills simultaneously. The original Editor in Chief Beginning level will be changing to Beginning 2, and the publishers have created a "pre-quel" for 2nd/3rd grade. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 032226
    ISBN: 9780894558344
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    Critical Thinking Press has taken their excellent approach for improving subject-area skill and higher-order thinking skills and applied it to science in an effort to help students improve both their science knowledge AND thinking skills at the same time! The emphasis here is in helping students learn and understand science with a critical language arts slant so that they will learn to read science passages critically, and write full explanations of their thinking to reinforce their understanding. The book is divided into three units: physical science, life science, and earth science. Each unit contains over a dozen activities, each on a more specific sub-topic, and tied to national science standards. Each activity consists of a reading portion, and a question portion. The reading selection explains the concept in detail, with paragraphs separated and labeled by letter, and important vocabulary highlighted. The right-hand page features questions on the topic the student has just read about. Questions are presented in a variety of formats, including true/false, short answer (full-sentence responses), multiple-choice, graph questions, comparison/contrast and more. An answer key is included at the end of the book. The questions emphasize using "evidence" from the text, and really basing their answers on text evidence before choosing an answer. This helps reinforce what was read, and in many cases, requires the student to really think about their answer before giving it. This would be an excellent supplement to any science curriculum that will aid the student in really understanding concepts, where other workbooks may merely ask the student to regurgitate facts. I could even see using this alongside a full science curriculum, for added reasoning and critical thinking benefits! Currently, only the Beginning level is available, but we look for more levels to be available in the future. - Jess
  • Item #: 025359
    ISBN: 9781601445797
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    Systematic method of practicing critical thinking in a test-taking format by teaching a four step process for successful multiple choice questions in two test areas: reading skills and math skills. Additional test taking strategies and common mistakes are reviewed.
  • Item #: 012354
    ISBN: 9781933339641
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    I've been waiting for this book for awhile – and I suspect there are others waiting right there with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a sequel to Story of the World for older readers but left us with the need to design our own curriculum and study materials. This is so much better! Now History of the Ancient World can function as a stand-alone high school (or middle school if your child is ready) history/geography course.

    There is a set of exercises for each chapter. Some sections – Who, What, Where and Comprehension – are answered in one or two complete sentences and can be done "open-book." The Critical Thinking section (not done open book) requires the student to produce a brief written reflection on the ideas presented in the chapter. The student is helped in this by preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map Work (not included with every chapter) – asks the student to go through a carefully structured set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying while looking at the book, and finally, reproducing from memory. [All needed maps are provided in the back of the book. Map Work will require black pencils, colored pencils, and large amounts of tracing paper.]

    The set of 85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are in the back third of the book. The front third? Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, but it feels like more. Each item/question to be identified or answered is specifically referenced to the text (by page and paragraph number). Sample answers are given for each item including the essay questions. That's it! There are no lesson plans or additional information or teacher helps - just what you need to provide a strong history course. Although there are no quarterly or final tests, these would be easy to compile based on the information provided here. 533 pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 006329
    ISBN: 9781629384566
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    Help train students' brains. Students will learn to apply thinking skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies in these short, daily exercises. You hear so much today about teaching students higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking skills. The bottom line is you want them to be good thinkers; to be able to look at a situation, think through it, and come up with a solution. These exercises are intended to do just that. Each activity focuses on a behavioral verb, listed at the top of each one-page activity visualize, distinguish, recommend, etc. Each day, students will read a scenario or word problem and complete the questions or activities as instructed. Photocopying is permitted for your family or classroom. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 022378
    ISBN: 9780825162749
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    This book contains a collection of activities to help students develop their critical thinking skills. The book is divided into seven chapters focusing on different skills - judging the relevance of information; distinguishing among facts, assumptions, and values; understanding the relationship of conditions or events in stories; recognizing cause and effect relationships; rational thinking; persuasive techniques; and recognizing assumptions. Each skill is first introduced by a short example and exercise. The remainder of the chapter contains at least six different passages or stories, with questions to answer after each one. The passages are nonfiction, but interesting and appealing to kids. The questions are in a variety of formats depending upon the skill being covered, and include multiple choice, matching, long answer, and more to test comprehension and practice critical thinking. Overall, this well-designed course progresses at a good pace and appears to be both worthwhile and thought-provoking. Answer key is included. Reproducible. - Melissa

  • Item #: 018506
    ISBN: 9780195153484
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    This book contains 71 tests for the History of US series. There are 6-8 tests included for each book of the ten books in the series. The tests are composed of 15 multiple-choice questions targeting knowledge of key facts, chronology, and critical thinking, and have been carefully written to provide a useful preparation for state assessments. Answers are included in the back of the book.

  • Item #: 014615
    ISBN: 9781557086594
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    This 28-page workbook contains information and activities about ancient civilizations that have had a direct impact on the western world. Twenty different civilizations are discussed, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India. Each civilization receives a brief description and a corresponding activity or worksheet. Students will need a map of the ancient world to complete the activities on four of the pages in the book, but the other activities just involve answering questions, defining key terms, and solving puzzles. Most pages also include a critical thinking question that requires students to analyze the information they have read. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 006352
    ISBN: 9781629384573
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    Help train students' brains. Students will learn to apply thinking skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies in these short, daily exercises. You hear so much today about teaching students higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking skills. The bottom line is you want them to be good thinkers; to be able to look at a situation, think through it, and come up with a solution. These exercises are intended to do just that. Each activity focuses on a behavioral verb, listed at the top of each one-page activity visualize, distinguish, recommend, etc. Each day, students will read a scenario or word problem and complete the questions or activities as instructed. Photocopying is permitted for your family or classroom. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 006326
    ISBN: 9781629384559
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    Help train students' brains. Students will learn to apply thinking skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies in these short, daily exercises. You hear so much today about teaching students higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking skills. The bottom line is you want them to be good thinkers; to be able to look at a situation, think through it, and come up with a solution. These exercises are intended to do just that. Each activity focuses on a behavioral verb, listed at the top of each one-page activity visualize, distinguish, recommend, etc. Each day, students will read a scenario or word problem and complete the questions or activities as instructed. Photocopying is permitted for your family or classroom. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 006303
    ISBN: 9781629384542
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    Help train students' brains. Students will learn to apply thinking skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies in these short, daily exercises. You hear so much today about teaching students higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking skills. The bottom line is you want them to be good thinkers; to be able to look at a situation, think through it, and come up with a solution. These exercises are intended to do just that. Each activity focuses on a behavioral verb, listed at the top of each one-page activity visualize, distinguish, recommend, etc. Each day, students will read a scenario or word problem and complete the questions or activities as instructed. Photocopying is permitted for your family or classroom. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 072541
    ISBN: 9781601449122
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     Vocabulary Riddles Book 2 contains 52 total riddles. Each riddle activity features four challenging vocabulary words. Some of the words may sound familiar to readers, but to solve the actual riddle, all four words must be mastered. After each riddle, a series of questions directs students to analyze each vocabulary term, then sort words by definition, synonym, antonym, and part of speech. After each riddle is solved, a final activity prompts students to synthesize the meaning of all four vocabulary words to identify the riddles main idea. Answers are provided at the back of each book. 30 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 072540
    ISBN: 9781601449115
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     Vocabulary Riddles Book 1 contains 52 total riddles. Each riddle activity features four challenging vocabulary words. Some of the words may sound familiar to readers, but to solve the actual riddle, all four words must be mastered. After each riddle, a series of questions directs students to analyze each vocabulary term, then sort words by definition, synonym, antonym, and part of speech. After each riddle is solved, a final activity prompts students to synthesize the meaning of all four vocabulary words to identify the riddle’s main idea. Answers are provided at the back of each book. 30 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 069825
    ISBN: 9780321567918
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    For grades 7-9, this softcover textbook introduces the basic concepts of physical science: mechanics, forms of energy, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. The book is divided into 34 chapters and each includes very readable text in short sections, colorful graphics, "Explore!" (experiments), Concept Checks (questions with answers), and a chapter review (no answers). Appendices include measurement and unit conversion, linear and rotational motion, working with vector components, exponential growth and doubling time, and safety. The glossary will help with new vocabulary. This book is 888 pages.

    We are carrying just the student text, which is the required text for the Physical Science Explorations Self-Study Online Course from Conceptual Academy (#069872).

  • Item #: 068442
    ISBN: 9780439175401
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     Word problems can be something kids really struggle with, and to be honest, they can be confusing and even nonsensical (those 2 trains arriving at the station, come on!) What if a word problem was funny, relatable, and was presented to you in the form of a mystery for you to solve? With these mysteries, kids will get familiar with the characters used throughout the book, giving them some familiarity as they solve the puzzles. There is more reading involved than an ordinary word problem too--another plus! Each story is about 1-2 pages long. Recommended responses are in the back. Lots of tips are provided to prompt discussions too! A page called an Investigator’s Log guides students’ problem solving by asking them to restate the problem in their own words, write the information they have, the info they need, what can be done to solve the problem and then a solution. The last question asks, “How do you know your solution makes sense?” These would be great as a daily warm up activity to get those brains goin’! Reproducible for classroom/homeschool use. Meets NCTM standards. 112pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 068030
    ISBN: 9780936110189
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     Have you been avoiding the topic of logic/critical thinking because you don’t how to explain it? I mean, how to you teach someone to think? This book has 30 weekly lessons, broken into daily activities. Each day of the week features a particular thinking skill: analytical thinking, flexible thinking, problem solving, elaborative thinking and originality. The student pages are reproducible and can be completed in a just a few minutes. It doesn’t get much easier to teach than that! It may take a total of 15 minutes a day total. Use this as a brain warm-up in the mornings! This can easily be used with a classroom or co-op, as well as the homeschooling family. Some random sample activities include: matching an emotion face with a statement, writing in the blank who might have said a particular statement, finding a maze solution in 3 turns, make a 3D spider with a paper and scissors, using letter clues to answer questions, food x-rays, verb puzzlers, figuring out a word that has been substituted with a nonsense word, etc. pb, 315pp, Tinman Press. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067808
    ISBN: 9780545751902
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      This book contains a group of texts organized around a common topic. A main or “anchor” text introduces the topic, then the other texts in each set relate to the topic in some way (using a variety of genres). For example, Text 6 asks the question, “Why Explore Space?” There are a couple of video transcript articles, an opinion article, an online article and an editorial. Finally, there is a graphic organizer at the end of each text set, which students can use to organize their opinions and discussion. Each topic encourages students to examine and compare information, and thought-provoking questions are located at the end of each document to increase critical thinking skills. The book is divided into three thematic sections: Kids and School, Current Events, and Historical Events. Activity suggestions are also included to help students see things from different points of view. Because comparative reading is an important skill and emphasized in the Common Core State Standards, this book will help students practice reading a variety of nonfiction texts and use text evidence to answer higher-level questions. A Common Core correlation chart is also listed in the front of the book. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 067780
    ISBN: 9781441317407
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    Subtitled: “An Interactive Journal of Eclectic Exercises to Jump-Start Your Creativity,” this is a book of prompts to get you thinking creatively. The reader will be asked a series of questions – but not just the usual journal prompts asking what you like or don’t like. These will require higher order thinking skills. Your creative boundaries will be pushed as you figure out your answers. For example, one exercise asks you to put a dot anywhere on a certain page. No more instructions than that. Turn the page and the questions start: how did you choose where you dot will go? Were you being dismissive, impatient or playfully spontaneous when you made the mark? How do you usually respond to ambiguous situations? Did you consider other alternatives? Make more than one dot? Did you try to figure out the most creative answer? Were you afraid of doing it wrong? Does this fear inhibit your creativity? How did your choice reflect your usual approach to open-ended problems? What did you think on learning there are no wrong answers? And all of this is from putting a dot on a page! This exercise was at the front of the book. They get progressively deeper as you work through it. Fascinating bits on how our minds work and simple behaviors that can stimulate our brains introduce the thoughtful activities. Your STEM students will learn creative problem solving. Your artsy students will learn to dig deeper. A family can use it as a daily warm up or even for family discussion topics. An independent student can use it as an introspective journal. pb, 160pp, 6x8”. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064893
    ISBN: 9781572938182
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       How often have you heard or used the excuse, “I just don’t have time to do a daily devotion.” This little devotion book, “Three Little Words,” does away with that excuse. Written by a Christian parent, this devotional reminds us to “put God first,” “do your best,” and “just be yourself” – good advice put into three-word phrases. That’s what this book does – each day there is a three-word phrase supported by three Bible verses (quotation and reference) – no additional information or guidance. Each devotion is a simple read, and takes very little time – so no excuses for not fitting in a daily devotion.

      All scripture quotes are RSV, NKJV, KJV, and NIV. “Put God First,” Exodus 20:1-3, Matthew 6:33, Mark 12:29-32; “Do Your Best,” 1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 5:16, 2 Corinthians 8:10-11; “Just Be Yourself,” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 1 Corinthians 7:20 & 24, Proverbs 26:4. Keeping it simple helps you to remember the thought for the day and relay that thought to your children and to others around you. 256 pgs., pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064594
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  • Item #: 062371
    ISBN: 9781607186250
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  • Item #: 060819
    ISBN: 9781601446497
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    Writing Detective Level One is a collection of 18 activities focused on investigative reporting. Students are given a short mystery story to analyze, with prompts to help them identify key points from the story: who, what, when, where, how, why. As they consider the elements of the story that help them answer these questions, they will be able to deduce or infer what actually happened. Their task from that point is to write a newspaper-style article that explains to other readers what occurred - keeping in mind that people reading their articles have not read the original story but still need all the details! Great practice for journalism and critical thinking. This workbook is consumable and reproducible for family use. Answers, including examples of finished articles, are included. – Zach
  • Item #: 060818
    ISBN: 9781601448866
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    The word 'Algebra' can strike fear into the hearts of many, but Critical Thinking Press has done their part to calm your math nerves and prepare students for higher level math in Understanding Algebra. The newest member of the Mathematical Reasoning line is a full one year algebra course for students at the junior high and high school level in a consumable format.

    The information in this worktext is a user-friendly format and presented in a step-by-step fashion. The text makes a connection between the arithmetic of the elementary years to the algebra they need to succeed in high school math. Twelve chapters begin with the basics and build upon each other Our number system, Evaluating Expressions and Solving Equations, From Words to Algebra/Translating and Solving Word Problems, From Words to Algebra/More Word Problems, Inequalities, Polynomials, Factoring, Working with Radicals, Linear Functions, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Other Types of Functions, and Working with Algebraic Fractions.

    The author begins the book with a simple explanation of "What is Algebra," and then jumps right in. Each chapter is 20 to 30 pages in length and broken into topics. Each topic or lesson offers the student explanations and examples in a very visual fashion. Colored charts, illustrations, and graphs are incorporated for clarity of explanations. Within the lessons, students will be asked questions to assure they know the concept being presented and a 'more practice' section rounds out the lesson. Sets of 'Enrichment Problems' are scattered throughout the chapters to offer additional practice in higher-order thinking using plenty of word problems. There are no chapter tests in this book, so you would need to assess your student's understanding of the concepts by other means grades from the practice sets and exercises might be your best tool for assessment.

    New for the 2017 edition are chapter reviews covering and a final exam.

    A glossary that includes algebra vocabulary and an answer key are found at the back of the book. These are answers and not solutions. A helpful reference page is included. Students will learn about the history of math as they learn math strategies to help them with algebra and beyond. 378 pgs. pb. Reproducible for home and single classroom use. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 060817
    ISBN: 9781601442420
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    Continuing the successful "detective" series from The Critical Thinking Company, the U.S. History Detective book can be used as a supplement to any history program, as a review course, or as a stand-alone text. The goal of this text is to encourage and develop critical thinking, analysis, and reading comprehension through the study of U.S. history. Book one covers the span from Colonial Times to the Reconstruction after the Civil War. Each lesson includes an informative text where each sentence is clearly numbered for easy reference. Colorful pictures, maps and timelines illustrate the text throughout. The question section in each lesson requires students to support their answers with specific references back to the text (hence the numbered sentences). This helps students get into the practice of providing supporting evidence for answers rather than relying simply on recall information. The various questions in each lesson will give students the opportunity to make inferences and draw conclusions based on their evaluation of the text, distinguish between fact and opinion, understand historical chronology, expand their vocabulary, link history with geography, and practice answering analytical essay questions. There are 65 lessons grouped into 9 sections. There are also more than 20 reviews throughout the book and answers to all lessons and reviews are included. This is a consumable book and permission is given to make copies for home or classroom use. – Zach
  • Item #: 060814
    ISBN: 9781601447135
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    When children are young, we teach them to recognize sequences, shapes, and patterns as prerequisites to math – important skills to build upon. This book from The Critical Thinking Company incorporates some fun puzzles to work with children at the fifth to seventh grade level to really get them thinking about math functions. Five different types of puzzles make the math exploration challenging – Pattern Predictor, Equality Explorer, Sequence Sleuth, Number Ninja, and Function Finder. There are eight of each type for a total of 40 puzzles that become progressively more difficult. Pattern Predictor asks the student to look at a pattern of shapes and predict where the pattern will be in future stages. Equality Explorer is like Balance Benders (also by Critical Thinking Press) where the student sees a series of balances with shapes on one side and a number on the other – the student has to figure out the value of each shape in order to equal the number on the other side (balancing equations). Sequence Sleuth shows a sequence of patterns, objects, letters, etc. and asks a series of questions in which the student is to determine future stages in the sequence based upon what they can already see. Number Ninja lays out a series of operations and tells you a starting or ending number. Based on the operations you have to determine the missing start or finish number. The fifth type of puzzle is the Function Finder in which the student is to determine what functions are being employed given the example presented – look for a pattern and understand it. An example of this last puzzle would be 6♦7=43, 8♦3=25, 9♦10=91, 2♦5=11. Based on the mystery function offered here, what would the answers be to 5♦9 and 16♦3? The mystery functions would be multiply and add one, so the answers would be 46 and 49, consecutively.

    Hints for solving the puzzles and solutions are offered at the back of the book. These are very helpful when you get stuck.

    I know this book says that it is for 5th – 7th grade, but I feel like the number-brain exercises in these puzzles would be good for even high school and adults. I have completely enjoyed working the puzzles in this book. Like other Critical Thinking products, this book is reproducible for classroom and family use. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 060549
    ISBN: 9781420680706
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