ERIC Number: ED308480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking Handbook: 4th-6th Grades. A Guide for Remodelling Lesson Plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, & Science.
Paul, Richard; And Others
This handbook, designed for teachers of fourth through sixth grades, has two objectives: (1) to make the concept of critical thinking and the principles that underlie it clear; and (2) to show how critical thinking can be taught in language arts, social studies, and science. The introduction explains and justifies lesson plan remodelling. The first chapter, "Global Critical Thinking Strategies," combines the objective of clarifying critical thinking and suggesting general teaching strategies. The second chapter, "How to Use This Book," begins the remodelling thrust of the approaches used, and describes some of the most common problems found when examining texts for the intermediate grades. The third chapter, "Strategies," clarifies the idea of critical thinking further, and discusses how it can be taught by introducing and explaining the 28 specific teaching strategies at the heart of the remodelling process. The rest of the book contains examples of the use of the remodelling process on lessons, lesson fragments, and units, extracted from the teacher's editions of textbooks. Original lesson plans for selected texts are appended. An annotated bibliography of videotapes and a listing of audiotapes are provided. (MS) specific teaching
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 ($18.00 each; 10-19 copies, $16.00 each; 20-49 copies, $14.00 each; 50+ copies, $9.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park, CA. Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique.