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Building Thinking Skills® Primary

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
**Required and Optional Components sold separately for this product.**

Components Sold Separately

Building Thinking Skills® Primary Teacher's Manual - eBook

Interlocking Cubes

Attribute Blocks

Building Thinking Skills® Primary

Building Thinking Skills® Primary 11 5 5 1
$29.99

Description and Features

SKU
05231PBN

Description and Features

Reading, writing, and math readiness. Develops analysis skills for academic learning!

Description and 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.

Product Details

Item#: 05231PBN
Author(s): Sandra Parks and Howard Black
TOC: View Table of Contents
Type: Student Book
Media: Paperback Book
License: Non-Reproducible
ISBN–10: 0-89455-887-0
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-887-0
Pages: 272, Color

Awards

Practical Homeschooling Magazine - Reader Awards, 2014 - 3rd Place, Logic

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!

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