ERIC Number: ED488975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6?12: A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Help students develop the academic thinking skills and language they need to understand challenging content concepts. Chapters present skills in order of complexity, with related activities that tap into multiple intelligences--especially valuable for those students who struggle with verbal and math/logical intelligences. This easy-to-use handbook of skill-based activities is organized into three parts. Part I, Foundation and Background, contains the following chapters: (1) Academic Thinking With Academic Language; and (2) Teacher Habits for Developing Thinking, Language, and Content. Part II, Twelve Academic Thinking Skills, contains the following chapters: (3) Analyzing; (4) Comparing; (5) Categorizing and Classifying; (6) Identifying Cause and Effect; (7) Problem Solving; (8) Persuading; (9) Empathizing; (10) Synthesizing; (11) Interpreting; (12) Evaluating; (13) Communicating; and (14) Applying. Part III, contains: Reproducibles. Appended are: (1) Activities for Multiple Intelligences; (2) Deep Questions and Controversial Topics; and (3) List of Familiar Tunes for Making Up Songs. References, Suggested Resources, and Index conclude this book.
Descriptors: Grade 6, Thinking Skills, Academic Discourse, Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Academic Ability, Learning Activities, Academic Discourse, Music
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.