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Second Grade Thinking Skills & Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Company

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This highly-effective, standards-based, 160-page book is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by:    • Improving children's observation and description skills    • Developing academic vocabulary    • Developing thinking skills that underlie content learning (describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, and classifying)    • Improving students' understanding of key concepts in mathematics, social studies, and science    • Students completing structured exercises to write sentences and paragraphs    • Carefully sequencing lessons to develop thinking skills    • Employing language integration techniques to teach thinking skills and key conceptsThe program builds academic vocabulary using these important concepts: describe, compare and contrast, and classify colors, geometric shapes, family members, food, jobs, vehicles, buildings, and position.This student book can be used with a detailed, 176-page Teacher's Manual which can be purchased separately. The Teacher's Manual provides instructions to teach the lessons using research-proven methods that promote students' thinking: direct instruction, cooperative learning, whole sentence responding, and language integration activities.