Typically counted as 1 elective credit for high school students when used in combination with Building Thinking Skills Book 3 - Figural.
Building Thinking Skills Verbal
These thinking skills books are among our favorites because of their tremendous scope. In this edition, they develop four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through verbal problems only. In addition, there are problems dealing with How Alike and How Different?, Deductive Reasoning, Diagramming Classes, Mixed Analogies, and much more. Studies have shown that students using these books have significantly raised their national test scores in content and cognitive tests! What's more, these books are never dull!
Completing 10 pages per week will let you finish the entire book this year.
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal's activities are sequenced developmentally. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Children learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they:
Observe, recognize, and describe characteristics.
Distinguish similarities and differences.
Identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.
These processes help children develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.
Publisher's Information Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™ Authors: Sandra Parks & Howard Black Age Recommendation: 12+ Grade Recommendation: 7th+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes (can be reproduced in your own home or classroom, but not for any commercial entity or organization) Pages: 378 Activities: 350 ISBN: 9781601441591 Format: Softcover Copyright: 2007 Made in: USA
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review by My Life on a Taffy Pull
"She’s been working through it now for a couple weeks and her honest opinion is that it’s 'a little boring.' When I was asking her why I realized that book is divided into sections with the same sorts of activities, so it wasn’t that it was boring per se, it was that she was doing the same type of thinking skill each day. To make things more interesting I suggested she move around a little in the book to keep things fresh and exciting. That did the trick!"
"The books use both figural and verbal problems to develop four important analytical skills: recognizing similarities/differences, completing sequences, developing classification skills, and understanding analogies. The further you go in the series, the more detailed and complex the exercises become."