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- This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success in any assessment.
- The activities are developmentally sequenced.
- Each skill is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form.
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(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.
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My daughter is 4.5 years old and loves this book. This book introduces concepts in a series that prepares the child for tougher problems. Great way to improve child's critical and logical thinking!!
The book seems to be mainly simple pattern matching exercises using geometric figures. Not at all what I expected from "critical thinking". There is almost instruction or lesson in this book - just a page here or there. When I took classes in critical thinking and logical reasoning (high school and college), we focused on argument types, reasoning, fallacies, etc. I was counting on topics like that, but oriented towards a younger audience. Instead it is all pattern matching exercises!
"Critical thinking is self-guided, self-disciplined thinking which attempts to reason at the highest level of quality in a fair-minded way. People who think critically consistently attempt to live rationally, reasonably, empathically. They are keenly aware of the inherently flawed nature of human thinking when left unchecked. They strive to diminish the power of their egocentric and sociocentric tendencies. They use the intellectual tools that critical thinking offers - concepts and principles that enable them to analyze, assess, and improve thinking." - Linda Elder, September, 2007
Given this definition, I believe the book falls short. I suppose that the authors would argue that you have to build certain basic skills in children before you can develop what is described above. I would disagree. They use the term "higher order thinking skills".
The book claims to build reading and writing skills, but I don't see how that will happen since the book never asks them to write more than a couple of words at a time, and only rarely does it give instructions that are even a paragraph long.
Here are the chapter titles:
1. describing shapes
2. figural similarities and differences
3. figural sequences
4. figural classifications
5. figural analogies
6. describing things
7. verbal similarities and differences
8. verbal sequences
9. verbal classifications
Here's an example of verbal analogies, problem J-82:
door : wood :: window ______
and of course, the child would be expected to write in "glass". Yes, these are good exercises, but the discussions of analogy are so brief I wonder if children will fully understand. And this is one of the better sections.