My Cart
Search By: Grade & Subject
Search By: Title, No., or Series

Search by:

Critical Thinking Detective™ Book 2 - eBook

Fun Mystery Cases to Guide Decision-Making

Grades: 4-12+

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

Grades: 4-12+

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner
Item Added to Shopping Cart close

You have added into shopping cart.

Description & Features

This colorful 32-page book offers a collection of fun, easy-to-use detective cases for Grades 4 - 12+. Some cases may be more challenging for younger students, but teachers and parents can always provide hints when needed. The cases develop critical thinking skills by requiring students to carefully read to determine what information in the case description and witness and suspect statements 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.  The entertaining crime cases 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+).

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#: 11662BEP
Author(s): Michael Baker
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-900-9
Pages: 32, color


The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - Homeschool Blue Ribbon Award for Favorite Middle School Product Tillywig Brain Child Award, 2017

Product Reviews Write a review for this product

"Critical thinking is a skill that we are fine tuning in our homeschool. I didn't realize the need to be intentional when teaching critical thinking. Many of us can pick up information right away and discern fact from fiction, but some of us need explicit opportunities to work on reading between the lines. Critical Thinking Detective Book 2 provides the right amount of practice of taking numerous accounts and coming to a conclusion based on the information provided. I like that some cases are easy but can still be challenging based on what was not said in the suspects clues. Since the detective can't assume, being aware of vague statements is important when solving a case. The cases aren't written to confuse or trick the learner, but instead focuses on teaching the learner to read all the information provided and to eliminate those who do not fit the description. This workbook also encourages learners to write down their reasons for their conclusion in full sentences which is a good way to strengthen writing skills, and this allows learners to have a better understanding of how they arrived at their conclusion." - Latonya Moore, The Old Schoolhouse