Analogies for Critical Thinking

Author: Ruth Foster
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420631667
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical-thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in several different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

Working with Analogies

Author: Sue Jeweler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566441315
Format: PDF
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Understanding and decoding analogies is a skill that is transferable to reading comprehension, critical thinking, and creativity. Analogies can be expressed in visual, symbolic, numerical, verbal, and inferential terms. Analogies help students develop the ability to make and appreciate connections between and among a variety of stimuli. As students become more adept at using, creating, and deciphering analogies, the process of transferring and expressing the inherent nature of analogies becomes a "thinking game" for them. The game can be successfully played at almost any level of thinking. The use of analogy-based thinking can then be applied effectively to thinking about ideas and concepts in the array of facts, terms, and information presented throughout the various curricula students encounter at any grade in school. This book is divided into five main sections based upon the type of relationship described by the analogies in it: Part to Whole / Whole to Part; Synonyms / Antonyms; Cause to Effect / Effect to Cause; Purpose, Use or Function; and Degree; Part to Whole / Whole to Part. The analogies in this section describe the relationship between a thing and a piece or building block of that thing and vice versa; Synonyms / Antonyms. The analogies in this section describe the relationship between a thing and something that is similar in meaning (Synonym) or a thing and something that is opposite in meaning (Antonym); Cause to Effect / Effect to Cause. The analogies in this section describe the relationship between an event or happening and a resulting change or outcome and vice versa; Purpose, Use or Function. The analogies in this section describe the relationship between an object or a concept and how it works or why it exists; Degree. The analogies in this section describe the relationship between an object or an idea and the increasing or decreasing value of that object or idea. Understanding and decoding analogies is a skill transferable to reading comprehension, critical thinking, and creativity. Opportunities to create analogies are provided as well as structured and open-ended practice.

Grade 3 Word Lists Critical Thinking Activities Set 2

Author: Carol Eichel
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480771872
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sharpen third graders' critical-thinking skills with these brain-teasing activities. Parents, students, and teachers will love these fun challenges, puzzles, and logical thinking pages. They're a great way to practice higher-order thinking skills.

Thinking Kids TM Math Analogies Grade 3

Author: Leigh Morrison Cox
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1609963660
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Take a creative approach to teaching math and improve students' critical-thinking skills using Thinking Kids’TM Math Analogies for grade 3. This 64-page book covers the NCTM strands: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis

Thinking Kids Math Analogies Grade 4

Author: Janet Cain
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1936024209
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take a creative approach to teaching math and thinking skills with analogies! Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies covers the NCTM strands: Number and Operations; Algebra; Geometry; Measurement; and Data Analysis and Probability. Activity pages cover each strand with three levels of difficulty in each section. The fourth grade book has five analogies per page for a total of over 250 analogies. 64 reproducible pages.

Analogies Grades 2 3

Author: Linda Ward Beech
Publisher: Scholastic Professional Books
ISBN: 9780439271721
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sharpen critical thinking skills and get a jump on boosting test scores by providing your students with plenty of practice using analogies such as lace is to shoe as handle is to umbrella, daisy is to flower as quarter is to coin, or skater is to glide as dancer is to spin. These 40 fun practice pages will help students recognize relationships between words such as part/whole, user/object, synonym, antonym, and more.