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Developing Academic Thinking Skills in Grades 6-12: A Handbook of Multiple Intelligence Activities
by Jeff Zwiers
|Grades||6 – 12|
Help students develop the academic thinking skills and language they need to understand challenging content concepts. This easy-to-use handbook of skill-based activities is organized into three sections:
- Foundation and background
- Twelve academic thinking skills (analyzing, comparing, categorizing and classifying, identifying cause and effect, problem solving, persuading, empathizing, synthesizing, interpreting, evaluating, communicating, applying)
- Reproducible blackline masters for activities
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.
Zwiers, J. (2004). Developing academic thinking skills in grades 6–12: A handbook of multiple intelligence activities. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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Grades 6 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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