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Critical Thinking Skills for Reading • Writing • Math • Science

Grades: Toddler-12+

Critical Thinking

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Grades: Toddler-12+

Critical Thinking

Full curriculum

  •  Multiple Award Winner

This series develops the critical thinking skills necessary for success in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and standardized tests. These award-winning books comprise the best-selling thinking skills program in the world! The engaging, highly-effective activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete, figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Students also learn important academic vocabulary, concepts, and skills as they analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words by:
     - Observing, recognizing, and describing characteristics
     - Distinguishing similarities and differences
     - Identifying and completing sequences, classifications, and analogies


These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.

LEVEL 1 (Grades 2-3) | LEVEL 2 (Grades 4-6)
  Figural-Spatial Skills

  • Describing shapes
  • Figures: compare/describe/copy/enlarge/divide
  • Diagrams: overlapping classes/Venn/branching/cycle
  • Mental pattern folding/symmetry
  • Directionality/Position in space
  • Mental rotation/reflection/tumbling/stacking/folding of 2-D objects
  • Congruence/area/volume
  • Analogies: size/color/orientation/detail
  • Visual motor integration and memory
  • Use of graphic organizers

  Verbal Skills

  • Spelling/Vocabulary/Writing:  describing things and words
  • Following and writing 1-, 2-, and 3-step directions
  • Antonyms/synonyms
  • Analogies: kind of/part of/used to/association/action
  • Deductive/Inductive reasoning
  • Parts of a whole
  • Map reading
  • Writing directions
  • Logic: if-then/yes-no/true-false
  • Orientation: person/place/time
  • Auditory memory
  • Language acquisition

LEVEL 3 FIGURAL (Grades 7-12+)
  Figural-Spatial Skills

  • Describing shapes
  • Figures: compare/describe/copy/enlarge/divide
  • Diagrams: overlapping classes/Venn/branching/cycle
  • Mental pattern folding/symmetry
  • Directionality/Position in space
  • Mental rotation/reflection/tumbling/stacking/folding of 2-D objects
  • Congruence/area/volume
  • Analogies: size/color/orientation/detail
  • Visual motor integration and memory
  • Use of graphic organizers
  • Symmetry/Tessellation of solids

LEVEL 3 VERBAL (Grades 7-12+)
  Verbal Skills

  • Spelling/Vocabulary/Writing:  describing things and words
  • Following and writing 1-, 2-, and 3-step directions
  • Antonyms/synonyms
  • Analogies: kind of/part of/used to/association/action
  • Deductive/Inductive reasoning
  • Parts of a whole
  • Map reading
  • Writing directions
  • Logic: if-then/yes-no/true-false
  • Orientation: person/place/time
  • Auditory memory
  • Language acquisition
  • Denotation and connotation/degree of meaning


Software Features
     - 38-43 activities, 800-900+ questions
     - Multi-user login
     - Can be played in adventure mode or practice mode
     - Detailed spoken and graphical instructions for each question
     - On-screen and printable guide
     - Adjustable scoring rubric for varied abilities
     - Self-grading
     - On-screen and printable student data
     - Saves unfinished activities
     - Fun word search reward games
     - On-screen and printable reward certificates

Primary Book
The Primary level book requires both attribute blocks and interlocking cubes. See below for order information for these manipulatives.

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BUNDLES
05235XIN Building Thinking Skills® Primary Complete Set K-1 Program / Kit
$87.96
$79.16
BOOK(S)
05233PBP Building Thinking Skills® Beginning 1 Toddler-PreK Paperback Book
$26.99
05240PBP Building Thinking Skills® Beginning 2 PreK Paperback Book
$29.99
05231PBN Building Thinking Skills® Primary
*Required components sold separately*
K-1 Paperback Book
$29.99
05245BBP Building Thinking Skills® Level 1 (Color) 2-3 Paperback Book
$37.99
05246BBP Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 (Color) 4-6 Paperback Book
$39.99
05243BBP Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Figural 7-12+ Paperback Book
$29.99
05244BBP Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Verbal 7-12+ Paperback Book
$36.99
EBOOK(S) Important eBook Information
05237PEP Building Thinking Skills® Beginning 1 - eBook Toddler-PreK eBook
$26.99
05260PEP Building Thinking Skills® Beginning 2 - eBook PreK eBook
$29.99
05236PEP Building Thinking Skills® Primary - eBook K-1 eBook
$29.99
05265BEP Building Thinking Skills® Level 1 (Color) - eBook 2-3 eBook
$37.99
05266BEP Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 (Color) - eBook 4-6 eBook
$39.99
05263BEP Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Figural - eBook 7-12+ eBook
$29.99
05264BEP Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Verbal - eBook 7-12+ eBook
$36.99
WIN/MAC SOFTWARE Important Software Information
05251SDH Building Thinking Skills® Level 1 Software - 2-PCs Win/Mac Download 2-3 Win/Mac Download
$29.99
$19.99
05251SDI Building Thinking Skills® Level 1 Software - 6-PCs Win/Mac Download 2-3 Win/Mac Download
$59.99
$39.99
05253SDH Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 Software - 2-PCs Win/Mac Download 4-6 Win/Mac Download
$29.99
$19.99
05253SDI Building Thinking Skills® Level 2 Software - 6-PCs Win/Mac Download 4-6 Win/Mac Download
$59.99
$39.99
ACCESSORIES
05234GEP Building Thinking Skills® Primary Teacher's Manual - eBook K-1 eBook
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05281GEP Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Figural - Instruction/Answer Guide - eBook 7-12+ eBook
$19.99
05282GEP Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Verbal - Instruction/Answer Guide - eBook 7-12+ eBook
$19.99
05215CUO Attribute Blocks PreK-1 Manipulatives
$20.99
05216CUO Interlocking Cubes K-1 Manipulatives
$11.99
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