Timberdoodle review of Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Verbal

     My seventh grader Heather actually had input into this review choice. From the information provided on the Timberdoodle website she thought this one would be enjoyable.

From Timberdoodle:
   "Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal's activities are sequenced developmentally. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Children learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they:
Observe, recognize, and describe characteristics.
Distinguish similarities and differences.
Identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.
These processes help children develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects."

     When this book arrived my seventh grader took it and started working on it independently. Heather’s observations: "It has clear instructions." She described this as not too easy but not too hard. Some of the words were unfamiliar to her and she used the dictionary when clues provided were not enough to determine the meaning. She later asked: "Can this be substituted for my language work?"

     We do not typically take standardized tests, but with college days getting closer national placement exams will be a requirement. This resource should help prepare her for that. 

     Some of the higher order thinking activities addressed in Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Verbal are: 

* Logical Thinking
* Similarities & Differences
* Sequences
* Classifications
* Analogies
* Antonyms & Synonyms
* Vocabulary Development
* Following and Writing Directions
* Descriptive Writing
* Geometry Concepts
* Map Reading
* Graphic Organizers

     Disclaimer: Timberdoodle provided me with this resource for the purpose of this review. 

1 comment:

  1. With a child getting ready for "junior high" (perish the thought) the idea of having something rewarding and clear is high on the list. I'm looking forward to checking this product out for us.


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