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Critical Thinking Language Sentence Frames {Say What?} Aligned to Common Core

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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
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