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Building Thinking Skills® Beginning 2

Question and Answer Puzzles to Improve Academic Performance

Grade: PreK

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

Grade: PreK

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Description & Features

This colorful, fun yet challenging 240-page book teaches and develops students' thinking and problem-solving skills. It helps students build confidence and self-esteem in their problem-solving skills as they learn new educational concepts. It is common for many preschool and kindergarten students to guess at challenging activities rather than use a reasoned approach (organized analysis) to arrive at an answer. Learning to use organized analysis at an early age is an important part of success in reading, writing, math, and science.

This book is also an excellent test-prep resource for preschool and kindergarten students because the activities exceed the cognitive challenges in most kindergarten cognitive tests. It is also effective at developing academic vocabulary if students are asked to explain why their answer is correct.

Students who begin this book should understand the basic concepts (colors, geometric shapes, types of lines, position, etc.) taught in Building Thinking Skills Beginning 1. Because the activities are challenging—and because of the importance of students verbalizing their thinking—it is recommended that students work with a teacher or parent as they work through the activities.

Product Details

Item#: 05240PBP
Author(s): Tatiana Parfentieva
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-953-5
Pages: 240, color

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!