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.
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.
“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
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