HOT (higher order thinking) Posters – I designed these posters as a way to aid students to verbalize higher order thinking. The posters provide sentence starters on six different levels: comprehending, inferring, applying, questioning, synthesizing, and visualizing.
The posters are set to print 12"X18" but you can print them any size.
I really wanted to motivate my 6th graders to actually use the sentence starters. So I took the titles and placed them on 6 large blank posters. Each of the blank posters has a colored pen next to it. When the students utilize the HOT Poster sentence starters, and fill in the blank with information from the lesson, they get to sign their name and date on that poster. I told them it was like signing a yearbook. The opportunity to autograph the posters has been rather successful.