ERIC Number: ED356462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Mind Joggers! 5- to 15-Minute Activities That Make Kids Think.
Petreshene, Susan S.
Designed to help stimulate the development of thinking skills in children of varying abilities and to review basic skills at all elementary grade levels, this book contains 153 "ready-to-go" classroom activities. Included are "total-group,""partner," and "individual" activities. Activities in the book are organized for easy use into four major subject and skill areas: (1) Thinking and Reasoning (classification, logic, decision making, problem solving, developing strategy, and creative thinking); (2) Math (numeration, computation, place value, estimation, fractions, geometry, relationships and patterns); (3) Language and Writing (phonics, compound words, spelling, descriptive words, synonyms and antonyms, vocabulary, prefixes, suffixes, roots, and parts of speech); and (4) Listening and Remembering (critical listening, following oral directions, and memory). Each activity in the book contains a skill review, grade level, group size, step-by-step directions, activity extenders, and answers or possible solutions. Activities are oral or require only pencil and paper, or chalkboard and chalk. To help the teacher, the book includes a special Activity/Skills Index that lists all activities by subject matter, group size, and grade level. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Memory, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Thinking Skills
Center for Applied Research in Education, Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brookhill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($27.95 plus state sales tax and $4.96 postage/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc., New York, NY.