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CRT102: Critical Thinking Level 1
The Building Thinking Skills® series is the bestselling 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. 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 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