Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts

Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
Summer Ponderings - 92 Critical Thinking Journal Prompts
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Ready to print journal with 92 photo prompts that encourage critical thinking.
Perfect to send home with students for summer break! (Prompts for June 1 - August 31)

Each of these prompts requires students think critically about a topic and color photograph. The prompts require students to:
* Make Inferences: [1] How do you think this girl is feeling at the moment? What makes you think so? [2] Where in the world do you think this photo was taken? What makes you think so?
* Support an Opinion/Claim: [1] Should teachers assign reading or homework assignments over summer breaks? Why or why not? [2] Do you think there should be a limit to how high or how fast roller coasters are allowed to be built? Why or why not?
* Draw Conclusions: What skills, talents, and personality traits do you think are most important for a lifeguard at the beach?
* Write Creatively: [1] Write the beginning of a story based on this photograph.[2] Imagine this is the setting for a story. What might be the problem or conflict for the main character?
* Reflect: <.b>[1] What do you think is the hardest part of flying a kite? [2] Why do you think fear of heights is such a common phobia? What is one thing you are afraid of?

Printing Suggestions:
The booklet prints best on a color printer, but can also be printed in black and white.
To print the booklet so it prints double-sided to be stapled in the middle to create a book, be sure your print settings are set to “Print double-sided; Flip on short edge.”

Common Core Anchor Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

Works well with my Critical Thinking Rubric (freebie!):
Critical Thinking Rubric (suitable for all subject areas)

Also check out my set of writing pages for any writing assignment:
Writing Pages (create your own magazine, newspaper, webpage) - Good for any writing task
Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 months
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