Differentiating With Graphic Organizers: Tools to Foster Critical and Creative Thinking

Differentiating With Graphic Organizers: Tools to Foster Critical and Creative Thinking

by Patti Drapeau
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412959764

ISBN-13: 9781412959766

Pub. Date: 09/26/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Use graphic organizers to challenge students, make learning exciting, and raise academic achievement!

This research-based resource shows how graphic organizers can strengthen students' critical and creative thinking skills and help differentiate instruction in the classroom. The author provides nine types of graphic organizers based on Bloom’s taxonomy and

Overview

Use graphic organizers to challenge students, make learning exciting, and raise academic achievement!

This research-based resource shows how graphic organizers can strengthen students' critical and creative thinking skills and help differentiate instruction in the classroom. The author provides nine types of graphic organizers based on Bloom’s taxonomy and sample applications for different subject areas and grade levels. With rubrics for providing quality feedback included, this hands-on guide demonstrates how teachers can:

  • Promote the critical thinking processes of assuming, inferring, analyzing, prioritizing, and judging
  • Encourage the creative thinking processes of brainstorming, connecting, creating, and elaborating
  • Modify graphic organizers or create their own to meet individual learning needs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412959766
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: The Search
Part I. Graphic Organizers, Critical Thinking, and Differentiation
1. Graphic Organizers: Tools to Promote Critical and Creative Thinking
2. Graphic Organizers: Tools to Promote Differentiation
Part II. 5 Critical Thinking Verbs and Graphic Organizers to Use With Them
3. "Assume ": Exploring What We Take for Granted
4. "Infer ": Drawing Conclusions
5. "Analyze ": Unpacking the Big Idea
6. "Prioritize ": Putting First Things First
7. "Judge ": Making Accurate Evaluations
Part III. 4 Creative Thinking Verbs and Graphic Organizers to Use With Them
8. "Brainstorm ": Generating Multiple Ideas
9. "Connect ": Making Unlikely Associations
10. "Create ": Making Something New
11. "Elaborate ": Getting the Details Down
12. Putting It All Together: Curriculum Designs and Units of Study
13. Conclusion: Essential FAQs
References
Index

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