1st Edition

Assessing Critical Thinking in Elementary Schools
Meeting the Common Core

ISBN 9781596672369
Published February 18, 2013 by Routledge
176 Pages

USD $24.95

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Book Description

This practical, very effective resource helps elementary school teachers and curriculum leaders develop the skills to design instructional tasks and assessments that engage students in higher-level critical thinking, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards. Real examples of formative and summative assessments from a variety of content areas are included and demonstrate how to successfully increase the level of critical thinking in every elementary classroom! This book is also an excellent resource for higher education faculty to use in undergraduate and graduate courses on assessment and lesson planning.

Table of Contents

Meet the Author
Introduction: Engaging in Critical Thinking
Chapter 1: The Importance of Critical Thinking
Chapter 2: Applying Bloom's Taxonomy in Your Classroom
Chapter 3: Misconceptions, Challenges, and a Solution
Chapter 4: Interpretive Exercises: Scenarios and Real-World Applications
Chapter 5: Interpretive Exercises: Visual Materials
Chapter 6: Interpretive Exercises: Quotations
Chapter 7: Establishing a Culture of Thinking
Chapter 8: Conclusion

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