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Critical Thinking Detective™ Beginning - eBook

Fun Mystery Cases to Guide Decision-Making

Grades: 3-12+

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

Grades: 3-12+

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

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This colorful 32-page book offers a collection of fun, easy-to-use detective cases for Grades 3 - 12+. This book—unlike the later books in the series—includes some crime cases that involve simple maps.  Some cases may be more challenging for younger students, but teachers and parents can always provide hints when needed. These crime cases develop critical thinking skills by requiring students to carefully read to determine what information is legitimate evidence, and what is just opinion or irrelevant information.  All of the cases require students to synthesize information from different sources to determine which suspects are innocent or guilty.  They also develop observation skills, reading comprehension, and deductive and inductive thinking skills. The focus of these activities is to teach students to identify and evaluate evidence--the very heart of critical thinking. For a more lesson-based approach to teach critical thinking, we recommend The Basics of Critical Thinking (Grades 4 – 9) and Practical Critical Thinking (Grades 9 – 12+).

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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#: 11663BEP
Author(s): Michael Baker
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-929-0
Pages: 32, color


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"Not only are these fun to work through, but they strengthen your child's critical thinking skills, reading comprehension and more. And guess what? They won't even know they are doing all this mental growth and strengthening because they will be having too much fun cracking the case. There were 12 cases to solve, each of them with the same instruction to determine the innocent and guilty suspect from the given evidence. Each case has illustrations and a simple fill in the blank section for you to fill out to come up with your conclusions. A few of my son's favorites were The Cat Chaser and The Computer Tablet Thief. I also appreciate the simple answer section in the back of the book. It offers the mystery title, suspect illustrations and the page numbers. Then it explains the innocent suspects and why they are innocent and then gives you the guilty character and the sentences that supports the answer. Kaden did most of these alone, so it was helpful that it was so easy to read and redirected him if he needed any help. I absolutely love this product and look forward to adding the rest of the series to our library soon." - Sheila Quach, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine