THINKING SKILLS BUNDLE • GRADES 5–8
FIVE FUN SETS with Creative and Critical Thinking Activities
The Thinking Skills Bundle • Grades 5–8 • is chocked full of fun, creative, thought-provoking Task Cards and Printables to get your students thinking “outside the box.” There are 5 sets to stimulate both creative and critical thinking.
Set #1 • Anagram Word Puzzles
ANAGRAM WORD PUZZLES is a set of 28 Task Cards with 84 anagrams for critical thinking and word fun. An anagram is the rearrangement of letters in one word to form another word.
For example, the letters in the word T R E A T S
can be rearranged to form the word T A S T E R.
Three words are listed on each Task Card. Students unscramble the letters in each word to write an anagram. They list their words in order on a Student Record Sheet.
Set #2 • Creative Thinking
Get those creative juices flowing with CREATIVE THINKING Task Cards. These 32 ideas for creative thinking help students stimulate their creative abilities and generate new ideas.
Examples of Activities:
• creating a new ice cream flavor made from a vegetable
• designing a game called Blingo-Blongo
• creating a new breakfast cereal and writing a jingle to advertise it
…plus lots more creative ideas with PIZZAZZ!
Set #3 • What’s the Word?
WHAT’S THE WORD? is a set of 28 Task Cards for word play FUN! There are three words listed on each Task Card. Students think of a single word that goes with the three words to form compound words. The single word they select can be added to the beginning or the end of the three words.
Set #4 • Critical Thinking • Odd Word Out
ODD WORD OUT is a set of 28 Task Cards for critical thinking and problem solving. There are four words listed on each Task Card. Three of the words are related in some way. Some are names of flowers or birds. Some are all words with double consonants or the plural spelling of words. The words are challenging to encourage critical thinking!
Students must use their critical thinking skills to find the relationship among the words and find the “odd word out” on each Task Card – the one word that does not belong.
Students write the word that does not belong on their Student Record Sheet. They also write a brief explanation explaining the reason the one word does not belong with the others. You can also have students work in pairs to come up with solutions.
Set #5 • Design Challenge Task Cards
DESIGN CHALLENGE TASK CARDS presents 20 ideas for creative thinking formatted on easy-to-use, full-page Task Cards. There is no need to make copies for each student. To save paper, simply download and laminate the Task Cards for added durability. They’re ready to use at a learning center or post on a bulletin board each week for creative FUN! Check the PREVIEW for sample pages.
Included in the Thinking Skills Bundle are Answer Keys, Student Record Sheets, Rubrics, Award Certificates, directions for playing Scoot, and more!
Thinking Skills Bundle by Linda Schwartz © 2017 • Pizzazz Learning
Cover art © HitToon.com • Cover border © Red Pepper
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Concepts: creative thinking, critical thinking, brainteaser puzzles, word games, anagrams, creativity
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