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  • Use this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)'. "In what ways does the setting of the movie differ from how it was presented in the book?" Many popular children's books are being made into films-- this list of questions helps students develop critical thinking skills while comparing the two media.
  • This reading comprehension takes an in-depth approach to defining the term "demagogue." Includes historical examples, critical thinking exercises, and question and answer section. A great introduction to analyzing rhetoric.

  • This great multi-age, multi-lesson unit uses the ever-popular topic of superheroes to teach business writing, advertising techniques, and critical thinking skills. This is the overview, including the table of contents and grading rubric.
  • Read a Paul Bunyan tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Bunyan with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Paul Bunyan tall tale. A great unit!
  • Read an Annie Oakley tall tale (based on "Annie Got Her Gun!") and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Oakley with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Annie Oakley tall tale. A great unit and a fun "women's history month" tie-in.
  • Use this worksheet to develop critical thinking skills by having students categorize comic strips in terms of audience, purpose, and humor.
  • Explains the first ten amendments in clear and simple language, then presents a real case (Tinker v. Des Moines) and a hypothetical case to help understand how those amendments work. Excellent review and critical thinking questions.
  • Use this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead'. Six levels of questions to review the historical fiction 2002 Newbery winner by Avi. The review questions (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • Write your own Inauguration Speech as if you were becoming President of the United States.

  • A critical thinking exercise that discusses the topic of controversy. This comprehension offers examples of how controversial topics are presented in the real world, while offering examples from histories past. This also includes short answer, and essay questions.

  • How do your students feel about school uniforms? This unit combines critical thinking skills (fact and opinion, cause and effect...), graphing, letter writing, and more, to help students address this increasingly prevalent topic. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1

  • This super-sized reading and writing unit introduces the basic categories of literary conflict (man vs. nature, etc.) and presents two summarized stories for students to analyze in terms of internal/external conflict. The unit incorporates vocabulary, critical thinking, and research. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • Use this 'Fable: Aesop and Fitting In' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Fable: Aesop and Fitting In'. This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2

  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This unit uses three of Aesop's shorter fables as a foundation for talking about unity. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts, as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels.
  • This Logic and Math (middle school) Word Problems is perfect to practice problem solving skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Logic and Math (middle school) Word Problems. Three pages of complex math problems draw on critical thinking skills and logic in order to find the correct solution.
  • Use this 'Spelling: Monsters (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Spelling: Monsters (upper elem)'. This unit uses a fanciful "Monster's Recipe" to build spelling and vocabulary skills while developing critical thinking abilities.
  • Use this 'Author Report Form: Learning More About Authors (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Author Report Form: Learning More About Authors (primary/elem)'. "What was the first book written by this author?" Several questions require students to use basic research skills and critical thinking in learning about authors.
  • A one page reading comprehension on the history and nutritional value of the potato, with completion questions, critical thinking exercises and a word search puzzle of related vocabulary.
  • A one page reading comprehension on the history and nutritional value of the potato, with completion questions, critical thinking exercises, a word search puzzle of related vocabulary, and a research writing prompt.
  • This book unit, based on "Poppleton in Spring" by Cynthia Rylant. Includes comprehension questions, critical thinking, and sequencing for the entire story.

  • A reading comprehension covering The Enlightenment. Key figures and ideas of the era are included, along with questions and an essay prompt.

  • This great multi-age, multi-lesson unit uses the ever-popular topic of superheroes to teach business writing, advertising techniques, and critical thinking skills. This part presents lessons introducing the skills students will need to complete the unit.
  • This great multi-age, multi-lesson unit uses the ever-popular topic of superheroes to teach business writing, advertising techniques, and critical thinking skills. This part contains the forms and examples of materials necessary to complete the unit.
  • Read a John Henry tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about John Henry with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own John Henry tall tale. A great unit!
  • Read a Pecos Bill tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Pecos Bill with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Pecos Bill tall tale. A great unit!
  • This fantastic (&huge!) unit combines research skills, critical thinking, journalism-style writing and FUN! Students choose a folk hero, trace the origins of the legend, and create a newspaper or magazine focused on this hero. Contains student materials and teacher guidance.
  • Introduces the concept behind Benjamin Bloom's question categories, and helps students understand the different levels as they apply to their lives. This is a great fall/back to school unit! (12 pages)
  • Use this 'Book: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (elem/upper elem))' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (elem/upper elem))'. Betty MacDonald's "Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" is used to help students develop critical thinking skills while enjoying children's literature. This unit includes discussion questions, an activity page, and a test.
  • This reading comprehension contains tons of ideas for what to do on a hot day. The review questions (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development.
  • The review questions with this reading comprehension (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development.

  • So many facts about oceans, you may even imagine that you feel a cool sea breeze. The review questions (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development.
  • The inner layers of Earth are explained and then reviewed with questions testing comprehension and critical thinking skills.

  • Use this 'Book: Flowers for Algernon (middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Flowers for Algernon (middle)'. Combining critical thinking and comprehension skills with a strong student-driven approach to the different types of intelligence, this double unit is a fantastic enhancement for Daniel Keyes' modern classic tale of intelligence gained and lost. This is one of many book lessons on our member site.
  • Use this 'Spelling: Cowboys (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Spelling: Cowboys (upper elem)'. Using the lyrics to the folk song "Doney Gal" as a backdrop, this unit builds spelling and vocabulary skills while developing critical thinking abilities.