Spotlight on Reasoning and Problem Solving
by Paul F. Johnson / Carolyn LoGiudice
Students become purposeful, active thinkers as they focus on one thinking strategy at a time. Each book targets a specific reasoning and problem solving skill and develops metacognitive thinking with:activities sequenced by complexityvisual cues that are gradually fadedskills defined in student-friendly termsa variety of curricular and daily living topicssimple sentence structure and vocabulary so students can focus on learning the conceptsminimal writing requirements at the beginning levelsa pretest/posttest
The books may be purchased individually or as a 6-book set. The 6-book set consists of:
Spotlight on Reasoning & Problem Solving Causes & Effects
Students understand that actions have consequences and that things don't "just happen." There's a reason for the outcomes. This book also explores multiple causes and preventing harmful effects.
Spotlight on Reasoning & Problem Solving Comparing & Contrasting
This book presents one of the most basic of language and thinking skills through unique visual and verbal activities.
Spotlight on Reasoning & Problem Solving Facts & Opinions
These activities help your students separate truth from opinion and decipher messages based on their intentions.
Spotlight on Reasoning & Problem Solving Making Predictions & Inferences
Help your students piece together information, step-by-step, to make informed and correct inferences and predictions.
Spotlight on Reasoning & Problem Solving Sequencing
This basic building block of logical and critical thinking is presented in its simplest forms first and progresses to multi-step and narrative-based sequences.
Spotlight on Reasoning & Problem Solving Solving Problems
Students learn to approach problems systematically and flexibly. Strategies and visual maps help them plan solutions to simple and more complex problems.