1st Edition

Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning, 9-12 Activities Across the Content Areas

By Tammy L. Jones, Leslie A. Texas Copyright 2017
    162 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    162 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    162 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    Help your students develop logical reasoning and critical thinking skills. This new book from bestselling authors and popular consultants Tammy Jones and Leslie Texas offers authentic logic-building activities and writing strategies that can be used across all subject areas in grades 9-12. Filled with hands-on activities and photocopiable tools, Strategic Journeys will help you guide your students into deeper thinking to go beyond the surface of content to true understanding.

    Topics include:

    • Identifying opportunities for students to engage in meaningful and relevant writing across the content areas;
    • Introducing a logical reasoning process, questioning structure, and bridging models to allow students to delve deeper into problems;
    • Incorporating literature to increase student engagement and make content come alive for your students;
    • Building vocabulary and literacy skills through fun activities aimed at increasing proficiency;
    • Using the Three Phases of Logical Reasoning to plan lessons effectively, help students reflect on their progress, and implement the strategies successfully.

    The strategies in this book have been implemented in hundreds of classrooms around the country, and have been proven to increase student engagement, promote higher-order thinking and in-depth reasoning, and improve overall achievement.


    Meet the Authors


    Section 1: Why This Journey?

    Section 2: Charting the Course: Communicating the Journey

    Section 3: The Journey to Deeper Understandings: Building Practices

    Section 4: The Journey from Practice to Proficiency: Strategies That Engage

    Section 5: Navigating the Journey: Staying the Course

    Appendix A: Logical Reasoning Process

    Appendix B: Opportunities for Writing

    Appendix C: Practice to Proficiency Standards

    Appendix D: Practices from the Academic Standards


    Tammy L. Jones has been an educator since 1979, working with students from first grade through college. She currently consults with individual school districts to support teachers in making content accessible to all students.

    Leslie A. Texas has over twenty years of experience working with K–12 teachers and schools across the country to enhance rigorous and relevant instruction.

    “Jones and Texas deliver another gem. This book is a must-have for teachers. Students will love playing detective with the Hot Air, Cold Body Lesson and teachers will love the opportunities for questioning guidance. The Logical Reasoning Process Tool is genius.” –Micahel Brown, Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching