HIGHER-LEVEL THINKING SKILLS: AN OUTLINE OF SOME OF THE COMPONENTS

Our purpose in writing this article is to set the stage for a series of activities that you can use personally or with your students to practice the strategies of the skilled thinker. There are many ways to conceptualize the organization of these skills. We have chosen to group them into the categories of . . . → Read More: HIGHER-LEVEL THINKING SKILLS: AN OUTLINE OF SOME OF THE COMPONENTS

Thinking Skills Activity: Observing

OBSERVING FOR DETAILS Bob Valiant, 11 March 2004 Thinking Skill Emphasized: Observing for Detail

Suggestions are given for teaching/learning the skill of observing for detail.

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Thinking Skills Activity: Observing

Observing Sequence Bob Valiant, 14 March 2004

Thinking Skill Emphasized: Observing Sequence

Activities for observing sequence are provided.

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Thinking Skills Activity: Observing

Observing Similarities and Differences Bob Valiant, 14 March 2004

Thinking Skill Emphasized: Observing Similarities and Differences

In this activity, students are asked to observe two or more things for detail, then identify similarities and differences.

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Thinking Skills Activity: Categorize

CATEGORIZE Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

Thinking Skill Emphasized: CATEGORIZE

Grouping items into categories helps us make sense of data collections.

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Thinking Skills Activity: Classify

CLASSIFY Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

Thinking Skill Emphasized: CLASSIFY/CATEGORIZE

By grouping similar things together we are able to organize vast amounts of information into manageable chunks.

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Thinking Skills Activity: Analysis

ANALYSIS 1 Bob Valiant, 15 March 2004

Thinking Skill Emphasized: ANALYSIS

When we analyze a document we look for the important information.

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