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This PPT is meant to show students the different ways of thinking. It shows them that they will be thinking in a variety of ways and that higher level thinking is important and will be expected.

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  1. 1. Thinking Skills What do you know about knowing? Reading is a bridge to your imaginations, a way to understand how others live their lives, and a method to gain self-understanding and evaluation How do you learn? How do you know what you know? What strategies do you use to read? Write? How does your brain work? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? How do you know if you’re learning? What kind of learner are you?
  2. 2. Are you aware of your thinking?
  3. 3. What do you know? <ul><li>Knowing about knowing… </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about thinking… </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing about learning… </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking about thinking… </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about learning… </li></ul>Tell your 2 pm partner about your Multiple Intelligence strengths. If you’re people smart, what does that mean? Take turns. One minute each. When you think about thinking, this is called “Meta-Cognition.” People who know about thinking have an advantage over those who don’t.
  4. 4. Now you’re thinking about thinking. Way to be metacognitive!
  5. 5. Knowledge Bottom of thinking pyramid! <ul><li>Information gathering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>memorization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Label the bones of the human body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When did the Revolutionary War take place? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Knowledge level questions <ul><li>Find it directly in the pages of the book </li></ul><ul><li>Recall </li></ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Tell </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>Identify </li></ul>
  7. 7. Comprehension <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirming that you understand the knowledge you have acquired </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and Contrast Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the Big Bad Wolf from The Three Little Pigs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Asking our Comprehension questions: <ul><li>Conclude </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret </li></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize </li></ul>
  9. 9. Application <ul><li>Using knowledge to create something </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come up with symbol/s that show the difference between Knowledge and Comprehension. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a picture/s that show the difference between Knowledge and Comprehension. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Analysis Higher level thinking! Answer is not right there in the book. <ul><ul><li>Taking apart the knowledge and examining it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why the main character stuck up for his friend instead of running away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If it were you, would you stay or would you be too scared? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Write two Analytical level thinking questions: <ul><li>Examine </li></ul><ul><li>Infer </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and/or contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Deduce </li></ul><ul><li>Relate </li></ul>
  12. 12. Synthesis Higher level thinking! Requires creativity <ul><li>Putting the knowledge together in new ways </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pretend you live during the days of Tom Sawyer. Design a newspaper that the townspeople might have read </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. EVALUATION Higher level thinking! Requires creativity <ul><li>Judging </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was that a good ending for the book? Why or why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you think people have sung nursery rhymes to their children for so many years? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Write two evaluation questions:
  15. 15. CREATIVITY analysis, synthesis and evaluation <ul><li>It is the most difficult kind of thinking because it demands you use your imagination. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Let’s try!
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