Critical Thinking

Discussion in 'Sixth Grade' started by newkteacher, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. newkteacher

    newkteacher Rookie

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    Sep 19, 2007

    Does anyone have any good links or advice to teach students critical thinking in language arts? My lower level students are having a tough time and I am trying to break it down for them.
     
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  3. Mr.G

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    You don't teach students to "think critically" you give them lessons that cause them to think critically.

    Give them open ended questions, ask them why. Have them look at two different pictures and decide which is the better one.

    All of this needs to be done with criteria though.

    Such as:

    If you have two pictures... which is better if you are an American Cololnist and you are trying to get independence from the british.
     

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