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839 resources with the concept critical thinking

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Question the Author/Writing to Learn in Science

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze a problematic passage from a text. In this science lesson, students write their questions and arguments about the topic. They discuss their questions in the group and record logs in the journal.
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Critical Reading #2: "The Chase"

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this critical reading worksheet, students read "The Chase" in a designated class period and determine the relevance of the author's life, the general topic, the type of writing, and the theme. Students then summarize the piece and...
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Building a House Using Circles

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students study circles and problem solving. In this critical thinking lesson, students build a house using all of the circles given to them gluing them onto paper.
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Correcting Mental Mistakes

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students recognize common mental mistakes to improve their critical thinking. In this thinking skills lesson, students complete various activities to analyze mental mistakes.
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The Choking Dog: Critical Reading Exercise

For Students 7th - 9th
In this critical reading exercise, students read a selection entitled "The Choking Dog." Students answer ten multiple choice questions about the selection.
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Beginning Critical Reading - The White House

For Students 4th - 5th
In these critical reading worksheets, students read the story about The White House. Students then answer 3 critical reading questions about the passage.
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Beginning Critical Reading - The Flu

For Students 5th - 6th
In these critical reading worksheets, students read the story about the flu. Students answer 3 questions about the story and their explanations.
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Beginning Critical Reading - Paper

For Students 5th - 6th
In these critical reading worksheets, students read the paragraphs about paper. Students answer 3 critical reading questions about the passage.
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Intermediate Critical Reading - Clocks

For Students 5th - 7th
In these critical reading worksheets, students read the short story about clocks. Students then answer 3 critical reading questions about the passage.
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Beginning Critical Reading - Soaps and Detergents

For Students 6th - 7th
In these critical reading worksheets, students read the short story about soaps and detergents. Students then answer 3 critical reading questions about the passage.
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Intermediate Critical Reading - Hybrid Vehicles

For Students 6th - 7th
In these critical reading worksheets, students read the story about hybrid vehicles. Students then answer 4 critical reading questions.
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Oreo Cookie Writing

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of response writing. For this writing lesson, Oreo cookies are used as motivational tool and writing prompt. Students develop a summary of the events that took place when the Oreos were given out.
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What Does Not Belong?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In these critical thinking worksheets, students study the 4 pictures in each set and circle or cross out the picture that does not belong. Students complete 10 activities.
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What Doesn't Belong?

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this thinking skills instructional activity, students study the three words for each question. Students then circle the word or object that does not belong and explain why.
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What Do We Have in Common?

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this common items worksheet, students study the words for each number and then explain what the words have in common with each other on the blank line.
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The Brain Teaser Five Pack

For Students 4th - 5th
In this critical thinking worksheet, students answer five brain teaser questions that challenge them to use their common sense and basic knowledge.
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Anne Frank in the World

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students read the Journal of Anne Frank. Students contact the local library to find out if the library has any information such as clippings and information on fascism and racism. They will also study the Second World War to obtain...
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Water Displacement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students formulate a hypothesis using critical thinking skills. They use an orange to examine the displacement of water as the orange sinks or floats.
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Design Your Own Remote

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use ergonomics to design and draw a remote control. They consider the placement of the buttons so that the remote can be used without looking at it.
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Active Citizenship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars think critically and then present the information they have researched about the government.
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Integrating Critical Thinking Skills Into the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students receive an overview of critical thinking techniques. They break into small groups and practice reasoning through questions, identifying, presenting and justifying their answers.
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Innocents Lost

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use discussion and writing to express their views about the causes, circumstances and impact of the shooting of a six year old girl by a classmate.
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Where in the World Clues

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students demonstrate ability to access information and classify that information as broad or specific. They create a game to share with other students.