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Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?}  Al
Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?}  Al
Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?}  Al
Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?}  Al
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***I'm pleased to share that as of September 2013, these Critical Thinking Language Frames (along with my Reading Interventions "If/Then" Menu) were selected for inclusion as a professional learning resource in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Digital Library. Read more about it here.***


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Get all your students into the highest levels of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT) today with these language sentence frames. Critical thinking was important long before the Common Core, but the Common Core documents are embedded with "critical thinking"... "evaluate and justify"..."read critically"..."close analytical reading" etc. With just these language frames alone, all students will have access to the language necessary to say their text-based answer with evidence. Not only aligned to the shifts of ELA, but helps *all* students discussion and communication skills and rules of conversation. Use without text to just get kids justifying their responses, especially in Morning Meeting, play the "Would You Rather" or use The Book of Questions for Kids and give students an opportunity to express their opinions and ideas with justifications.

I am seriously committed to all students **everywhere** thinking, speaking, reading and writing, at the highest levels everyday, that is why I am putting this product up for free. Please copy, distribute and promote to any teacher that wants to prepare their students for the 21st century! I mean it! At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, these posters (with a conversational mini-lesson to introduce them) will be displayed in every classroom at Lake Myra....and referred to as an anchor for their learning. See my 10-3-2012 blog post about this: http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/2012/10/quarter-1-reflection-getting-on-with.html

Also check out my easy to read and student-friendly Revised Blooms Taxonomy Posters for Higher Level Thinking for an additional layer of super charged thinking and learning in your room!

Download my free Critical Thinking Rubric also that goes with these frames when teaching students how to speak critically. Also, click "Follow Me" because I'm adding more higher level thinking materials for guided and independent reading in the next two weeks, so you'll get an email notification when I do.

Critical Thinking Rubric here

See also my Common Core Aligned Guidelines for Discussion, applicable to all grades K-5 where students are expected to have and hold text based or experience based group discussions, agree and disagree, justify their thinking and follow the rules of social discourse.

Licensed under Creative Commons, Share-Alike, Non-Commercial, Attribution, which basically means, use it, share it, copy it, give me credit...but do not sell it.

Jen Jones
www.helloliteracy.blogspot.com
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Lifelong Tool

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On  August 31, 2013airheart (TpT Seller) asked:
great plan
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On  September 1, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
Thanks! It has worked wonders at our school.
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If these items are free, are we allowed to share them with parents and other teachers? Can we post on our website?
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On  August 17, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
Yes. Yes and yes. This is a free item. You can share with your teammates and school. If you post it on your website, you must provide an embedded link back to my blog and/or the item itself in my store. Thanks. Jen
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I want to print the shirt labels and tried to locate the fonts, "elephants in cherry trees" and "ad lib". I couldn't find either one at their respective websites. Could you send me direct links to those. Thanks!
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On  July 13, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I am loving these sentence frames Jen! Having difficult viewing the larger sized posters on my MacBook Pro ... blurry. Any suggestions?

Thanks Much-
Barbara H.
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On  July 13, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
Yes. It sounds like you need you need to either download the most current version of Adobe Reader (it's free just google it) OR don't open it in Preview mode, but download it, then open it.
Take care!
Thanks for your question and for peeking in my store! ;-)
Jen❤
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On  July 9, 2013,  Melissa M. asked:
I love these sentence frames. Do you have them for any of the other levels of Bloom's? I purchased the signal strength packet and would like to tie these in with them.
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On  July 10, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
Hi! I didn't necessarily create the sentence stems to align with any one level of Bloom's but the 3 highest. It was part of a schoolwide plan to get all kids in the school to just use the word "because" after their statements...and these posters helped them do that a lot.
Thanks,
Jen
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On  November 30, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Jen,
I love these sentence frames! Is the font one of your own? I looked through the ones you offer and couldn't find this exact one there.
Thanks!
JaneM
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On  December 6, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Hi! The font in the Critical Thinking Frames is actually not mine...made them last year before I started making fonts. It's a font called LD Carefree that I purchased from www.letteringdelights.com. I think it was $1.00 and since I used it in a free product, I don't need the commercial license.
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On  October 31, 2012,  Hermine B. asked:
I was able to reconfigure my Adobe and it worked. Thanks for offering this; it truly is great!
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On  October 31, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Great!
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I updated my Adobe Flash Player and it is still blurry.
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On  November 4, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Did you get this working?
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On  October 6, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I love, love, love these. The small ones are fantastic, but the large sized posters are blurry... none of the words show up. Any suggestions?
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On  October 6, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Excellent. Yes. Updating your Adobe Flash Player will fix it. get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Good luck!
Jen :-)
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It didn't download for me either. Hope it gets fixed... looks good
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It's not working for me either, shows the first page and then black lines on all the others.
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On  October 3, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
After investigating, 646 folks have downloaded this in the last 24 hours. So, the problem is with your adobe reader. You need to update it. Google "update Adobe Reader"...that will fix it. :-)
On  October 3, 2012The Teacher Mom (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Jen! I'm so excited to use these, but when I downloaded them, all but the first page are just black blurs :-( I am using a MacBook Pro, and everything else I download from TpT works, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong? Perhaps it's the font? If you'd be willing to email it for me to try that way, my address is olskat80@gmail.com.

Thanks!
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On  October 3, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
That is very strange, let me retry.
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On  October 2, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hello,

For some reason I'm not able to download the PDF document. The website responds as if the file {Say What?} Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames doesn't exist. I'd greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks,
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On  October 3, 2012Hello Literacy answered:
Mmmmm. Very strange. It's been downloaded by 102 folks since last and you're the first I've heard it not working. Let me investigate. You might also try a different browser like Google Chrome or Firefox.
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