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Critical Thinking Rubric - Aligned to Common Core

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Use this rubric when teaching students how to think and speak critically and at the highest levels of Bloom's...Analyze and Evaluate. This rubric is best taught through the practice of conversations. Students need to be taught "how to speak and listen" to one another, "how to listen for the pause" (not raising their hand) and "how to respectfully agree and disagree with one another's ideas". To formatively assess critical thinking, give each child a 1, 2, 3, or 4 (on a class list) at the end of the conversation or guided reading session based on the rubric. Provide feedback to students so they know what they need to do to improve. To adapt this to Kindergarten, I would make it a one word rubric..."because"...Kindergarten must use the word because in a complete sentence with a statement before because and a justification, reason or claim, after it.

Although this item can stand alone, it works best with my (free) Critical Thinking Sentence Frame Posters which you can grab here:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Say-What-Critical-Thinking-Language-Sentence-Frames

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My husband is a university professor at NC State, he says the same thing...getting college kids to justify their answers is still like pulling teeth, which proves we need to keep at it with kids. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment. Adding the rubric to the binder is great. My 3rd graders have it taped into their Reading Response notebook and I have a large poster of it and my students remind each other to justify their answers. Love that. :-)
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Critical Thinking Rubric - Aligned to Common Core