Thinking Strategies for Science, Grades 5-12 (2nd Revised edition)

Thinking Strategies for Science, Grades 5-12 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Sally Berman (author)Paperback

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A blueprint for science lessons that develop students' higher-level thinking skills! This second edition of Catch Them Thinking in Science offers easy-to-use strategies to help students gather, process, analyze, and apply information throughout the science curriculum. The author presents units of study that align with national science standards and offers strategies for cooperative learning groups to increase student comprehension in science. Providing a research-based rationale for each activity and strategy, this revised edition includes: -Updated research -A new section on designing your own science activities -An expanded discussion of assessment methods -An assortment of handy reproducibles to use with your lesson plans

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Sally Berman specializes in teaching educators how to use practical strategies that expand student teamwork, cognition, metacognition, and self-evaluation skills. She developed and tested many of her ideas during her 30 years of teaching science in a large Chicago-area high school. Berman regularly presents at workshops and conferences and has taught graduate courses for SkyLight Professional Development in conjunction with St. Xavier University and Cumberland University.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Part I. Gathering Information 1. The People Search: Getting to Know You 2. KNL: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know? What Have We Learned? 3. Asking Questions: What I Really Do Not Understand Is... 4. The Prediction Guide: Becoming More Focused Readers 5. The Importance of Using Precise Labels: Latch Onto a Label 6. Think-Pair-Share: And the Answer Is... 7. Making Observations: It Makes Cents to Me 8. Accurate Observations: Hide in Plain Sight Part II. Processing Information 9. Mental Modeling: What Is Behind Door Number Two? 10. Becoming Better Listeners: What a Bright Idea 11. The Venn Diagram: Frogs and Salamanders 12. Using a Fishbone: The Planets Organized 13. One Way to Use a Matrix: That Is My Pet Matrix 14. Looking for Attributes: Scavenger Hunt Part III. Analyzing and Applying Information 15. Lateral Thinking: Cook's Choice 16. An Individual Writing Activity: Dear Uncle Chester 17. A Jigsaw: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures 18. Follow-Up for Guided Practice: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures 19. Using a Storyboard: Home on the Range Just Is Not the Same 20. Mapping: Making Sense of What We Know 21. Right-Angle Thinking: Molecules in Motion Part IV. Designing Your Own Activities 22. Designing Your Own Activities: Your Turn! Reproducibles References and Recommended Readings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412962896
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781412962896
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1412962897
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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