PURSUE THE TRUTH

USE REASON

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People skilled in critical thinking are:

  • Problem solvers

  • Reflective

  • Logical

  • Creative

  • Curious

Printables for Teaching Critical Thinkin

​Critical thinking is using reason to pursue the truth by:

  • Making distinctions between what is true, and what is not true

  • Considering the possible consequences of an action or an idea

  • Discovering the principles at the foundations of an idea

  • Developing your natural process of reasoning

​Critical thinking skills train your mind to:

  • Observe a situation or object

  • Analyze what you've observed

  • Arrive at a logical conclusion

  HOW DO YOU LEARN TO DO THAT WITH STORIES?  

I'll walk you through how to teach critical thinking skills to your students by using stories in my lesson plans

Teaching Critical Thinking with Stories is a series of printable exercises that give you:

 

Planned Series of Exercises

All students can begin with the first set of exercises. When they're ready for more challenges, you can add additional levels, or incorporate the challenges in the levels

Additional Challenges to Exercises

The exercises also have additional levels to challenge students to go deeper into the story and develop their capacity for more complex thoughts. That allows you to use the same exercise for an entire class, while making adjustments for individual students who need more of an intellectual challenge

Human Development

I include explanations on what abilities your students will develop as they work through the different exercises, and what foundations they’re laying so that students can learn how to think more clearly and engage in more thoughtful discussions.

These lesson plans can be used with any work of fiction

How does reading stories help develop critical thinking skills?

 How to Get Started: 

1. DOWNLOAD THE FILE

Once you purchase the file, you will receive a link to download the PDF

2. READ THE STORY

The story is the foundation. Pick any story and read it, or start with one from the included list of suggested stories and authors.

3. PRINT THE EXERCISES

The pages are color coded so you can go right to the exercises and print them out, or choose to read more about the “why” behind each of the exercises in the packet

Level 1 Teaching Critical Thinking with

Level 1: Memory, Sequencing, and Logic

45 pages

Developing the imagination

Strengthening memory

Understanding how stories work

Level 2 Learning How Characters Change i

Level 2: Discovering How Characters Change in a Story

50 pages

How characters are transformed

Where changes happen

Develop memory, logic, analytical skills

Level 3 Discovering Common Elements Acro

Level 3: Discovering Common Elements Across Stories

91 pages

Understanding symbols

Literary allusions

Developing abstract thought

 
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