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Building Thinking Skills® Primary - eBook

Read • Trace • Write About • Math, Science & Social Studies

Grades: K-1

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

Grades: K-1

Critical Thinking

Full Curriculum

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Description & Features

This colorful, engaging 272-page book develops critical thinking skills necessary for success in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and standardized tests in Grades K-1.  It uses a series of lessons with math manipulatives and language integration techniques to teach thinking skills. This program is designed to:

  • Improve young children's observation and description skills
  • Stimulate vocabulary development
  • Clarify thinking processes that underlie content learning (observing, describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, classifying, and recognizing analogy)
  • Improve students’ conceptualization of mathematics, social studies and science concepts taught in the primary grades

The five cognitive skills developed in this series (describing, finding similarities and differences, sequencing, classifying, and forming analogies) were selected because of their prevalence in academic disciplines and their frequency in objective tests. Since improved school performance is an important goal of thinking skills instruction, many variations of each of these thinking skills are promoted in the activities.

Thinking skills are sequenced in the order in which a child develops intellectually. A child first learns to observe and describe objects, to recognize the characteristics of an object, and then to distinguish similarities and differences between the objects. Describing, comparing, and contrasting skills are necessary to a child's ability to put things in order, to group items by class, and to think analogically.

Manipulatives - (Required, Sold Separately)
Building Thinking Skills® Primary requires the use of Attribute Blocks and Interlocking Cubes (required, sold separately).

Teaching Support - (Optional, Sold Separately)
Activities are modeled to reinforce reasoning skills and concepts. A Teacher's Manual eBook, optional, is sold separately.

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#: 05236PEP
Author(s): Sandra Parks and Howard Black
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–10: 1-60144-639-X
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-867-5
Pages: 272, Color


Practical Homeschooling Magazine's Reader Awards, 2014 - 3rd Place, Logic Practical Homeschooling Magazine's Reader Awards, 2015 - 2nd Place, Logic Cathy Duffy's 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 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® Primary guarantees top performance on assessment tests, including

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® (NNAT®)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children® (WISC®)
Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS)
and many more!