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Think Analogies® A1

Learning to Connect Words and Relationships

Grades: 3-5

Language Arts

Grades: 3-5

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Looking for an easy-to-understand method to teach analogies with plenty of practice? This 56-page book teaches students how to analyze and classify analogies by relationship, category, and structure. Students who learn strategies to make and complete analogies benefit in many ways. They sharpen their reasoning skills as they analyze the subtleties of language and relationship presented in analogies. As students learn to understand simple word analogies, they move toward understanding more complex analogous relationships presented in literature, science, and history. Analogies are also a key component of many assessment and ability tests.

Think Analogies® A1 begins with an exploration of word relationships. Students classify word groups and form pairs of related items, and then identify types of analogous relationships and classify them. Finally, they select and supply words and word pairs to complete analogies.

Lessons and activities include the following:

     •  Classifying Groups of Things
     •  Classifying Word Groups
     •  Making Word Pairs
     •  Lesson: Classifying Word Pairs
     •  Lesson: How to Make an Analogy
     •  Lesson: Classifying Analogies
     •  Lesson: Classification Analogies
        (part of/kind of)
     •  Part-Whole and Kind-of Analogies
     •  Lesson: Synonym and Antonym Analogies
     •  Synonym and Antonym Analogies
     •  Classifying Analogies
     •  Lesson: Descriptive Analogies
        (something used to/someone who)
     •  Descriptive Analogies
     •  Classifying Analogies
     •  Lesson: Completing Analogies
     •  Recognizing Correct Analogies
     •  Complete the Analogy—Select
     •  Complete the Analogy Pair
     •  Lesson: Writing Analogies
     •  Complete the Analogy—Select
     •  Complete the Analogy—Supply
     •  Analogies Game

Product Details

Item#: 08905BBP
Author(s): Cheryl Block
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 0-89455-791-2
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-791-0
Pages: 56, perforated


Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Mom's Choice Awards - Silver Medal for Excellence

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"Covers the whole process from the beginning of an analogy to the complex use of it. Very useful for transitioning from basic classifying and categorizing to analogous reasoning." - Joan M. Smith, Monterey, CA
"Think Analogies A1...teaches how to approach analogies. Many books give analogies for the student to practice solving analogies, but they don't teach how to THINK in an analogous way." - Chris, Santa Clara, CA
"My...daughter really enjoyed using Thinking Analogies...[E]xamples and clear explanations make it easy to understand." - Florence, Phoenix, AZ
"Other analogy books assume too much, but you've put everything in plain English and filled in all the gaps. Thanks to your books, my son is mastering analogies." - Christine, Wenham, MA

Test preparation available for the following:

Think Analogies® Books prepare students for higher-level vocabulary and reading challenges and for state and other standardized educational assessments including

Stanford 10 or Stanford Achievement Test™
Woodcock-Johnson® Tests of Cognitive Ability (WJ®-R)
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC)
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
and many more!