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Building Thinking Skills® Beginning 1 - eBook

Question and Answer Activities to Improve Academic Performance

Grades: Toddler-PreK

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

Grades: Toddler-PreK

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Description & Features

This colorful, fun 224-page book develops critical thinking skills necessary for success in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and standardized tests. It also teaches many academic concepts and skills taught in kindergarten and first grade.  

The fun, highly-effective and engaging reasoning activities improve the vocabulary, pre-reading, pre-writing, math, logic, spatial, and auditory processing skills of preschoolers. It teaches students to use organized analysis instead of guesswork to solve problems. The book may be used as a complete critical thinking curriculum to prepare young minds for preschool academics.

  • Visual Tracking
  • Visual Constancy
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • Spatial Relationships
  • Auditory Processing
  • Auditory Memory
  • Fine Motor Skill Development
  • Inferential Reasoning/Prediction
  • Deduction
  • Identifying Similarities & Differences
  • Classifying
  • Identifying Sequences
  • Completing Analogies
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Colors
  • Logical Connectives (And, Or)
  • Lines (Straight, Curved, Straight and Curved)
  • Open & Closed Figures
  • Corners
  • Geometric Shapes (Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Square)
  • Behind & In-Between
  • Above & Below
  • Measurement (Longer, Longest, Shorter, Shortest, Larger, Largest, Smaller, Smallest)
  • Half & Whole
  • Left & Right

Teaching Support
Activities are modeled to reinforce reasoning skills and concepts. Building Thinking Skills® Beginning may be used with attribute blocks (optional). See components sold separately above for ordering information for these manipulatives.

eBook Ordering
eBooks are electronic versions of the book pages in PDF format. You can open the PDF eBook from any device or computer that has a PDF reader such as Adobe® Reader®. You can legally keep a copy of this eBook on three different devices. After purchase, you can immediately download your eBook from "My Account" under the "My Downloadable Product" section after you place your order.

Product Details

Item#: 05237PEP
Author(s): Michael Baker and Stephanie Stevens
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–10: 1-60144-866-X
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-866-8
Pages: 224

Awards

2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Logic Category 2015 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 2nd Place, Logic Category Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Learning® Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner's Seal Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking

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Test preparation available for the following:

Building Thinking Skills® includes reading, writing, figural-spatial, logic, and math-related activities to prepare students for high levels of success on a wide variety of assessment tests, including:

STATE TEST PREP

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS™)
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
Ohio Proficiency Test
North Carolina Competency Test in Reading
Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Virginia Standards of Learning (VSOL)

OTHER TEST PREP

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
California Achievement Tests (CAT/6)
Stanford Achievement Test™ (SAT/10)
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
TerraNova (CTBS), Terra Nova, The Second Edition (CAT/6)
Woodcock-Johnson® Tests (WJ-III®, WJ-R®)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children® (WISC®)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)
Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® (NNAT®)
Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-R)
Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
and many more!