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Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards has a different higher level thinking activity. Your students are sure to love these cards!

Thinkables can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom. One possibility is to create a center with the Thinkable cards and materials for completing the activities. Students can use the included Recording Chart to keep track of which cards they have completed. Simply circle, stamp, or use a sticker to cover the number of the card that has been completed. Students do not need to complete the cards in order and can work throughout the year whenever they have extra time.

Another option is to create a Thinkables journal for students to use for their work. Display one card on the document camera for all students to complete. You may also want to allow time for students to share their answers. Journals could also be used independently.

In addition, most of these cards could also be used without the writing component simply by having students discuss possible answers.

These cards are meant to be printed out in color and laminated, but will work find in grayscale. Cutting guidelines are included (the cards have been spaced to include the edges of the page in order to reduce cutting time).

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Rachel Lynette
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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These are the best journal prompts I have ever seen. Very thought-provoking without being too broad for young minds. Can't wait to use this in my third grade class this year. All of your products are so amazing!!
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These are just brilliant for my Thinking Corner. We have had fun with them in the staff room too .. but I don't think we'd want the children to hear our answers....teachers behaving badly. LOL
On  July 2, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
That is so fun that you used them in the staff room too! I can only imagine those responses. Thanks for sharing.
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On  October 9, 2012Tracy M. (TpT Seller) asked:
I love this exercise activity! I will be speaking to a group of about 10 parents on critical thinking and was wondering if I bought this, is it possible to make 10 copies to share with the parents?
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On  October 10, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Sure, that would be fine as long as they are just using them with their own kids.. Thanks for asking.
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On  October 23, 2011,  Krisi K. asked:
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Do you have your cards categorized by which level of thinking you're engaging? Thank you.
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On  October 23, 2011Rachel Lynette answered:
Sorry, no. They are just random. Interesting idea though. I may do that for a future product.
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Fast Finishers Creative and Critical Thinking Task Cards
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Fast Finishers Creative and Critical Thinking Task Cards
Fast Finishers Creative and Critical Thinking Task Cards