Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 (Paperback)

Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 By Sandra Parks, Howard Black Cover Image
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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

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781601441508
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co.
Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Pages: 416