Building Thinking Skills- Critical Thinking skills for reading, writing, math, science (Level 1(Grades 2-3)
(Grades 2-3) Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve students’ 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. 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 all subjects. Teaching Support: Activities are modeled to reinforce skills and concepts. An answer guide is now included, however, a separate Instruction/Answer Guide is also available but is not required. The optional teaching guide includes objectives and focus questions that reinforce analytic skills.
By Avid Reader "hungryjenn" - February 1, 2010
I ordered this book for my 7-year-old who was doing very well on standardized tests, but overall did not employ creative thinking skills. This book has taught her to break down problems to find step-by-step solutions and taught her to verbalize what she could already think through but had difficulty putting into words. Best of all, she loves to complete the exercises; she sees the book as a tool that makes learning fun. This book is an excellent tool, I highly recommend it.
For kids who love workbooks
By imegaphone - November 5, 2010
If your child likes to do workbooks (my four year old can't get enough of them) your child will like this book. I know that the grade level is 2nd or 3rd grade, but it does such a good job of breaking down and explaining concepts that much younger children can benefit from this book too.
wonderful way to make your kids think!!!
By Katya Broderick - April 23, 2010
Between tv, video games and mind numbing worksheets that kids get at school, it seems like there is not much out there that actually teaches children how to think. This book is a wonderful tool to help kids practice this absolutely necessary skill. My son has lots of fun with it and is actually using his brain! I am very impressed with this book and recommend it to all parents, whether or not they are preparing their kids for some sort of academic testing!