Thinking Strategies for the Successful Classroom, 5-7 year olds

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How do you keep your more able pupils motivated and on task - while addressing the needs of everyone else in the class?

Managing more able pupils can be difficult. If they are not adequately catered for, they can become frustrated and start to exhibit disruptive or aggressive behaviour, withdrawal and underachievement.
To help you motivate your more able pupils and develop their higher-level thinking skills, we have developed a series of three books to help. 'Thinking Strategies for the Successful Classroom' provides activities to enrich and extend the thinking strategies of the entire class, with in-built opportunities to challenge more able children. This book is for use with 5-7 year olds.

The first section of ‘Thinking Strategies for the Successful Classroom’ provides 14 management strategies which the authors have found effective with more able pupils, ranging from enrichment and extension activities to peer tutoring and independent research.
The second section of the book targets specific teaching strategies that can be used to develop pupils’ thinking skills:

  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Creative Thinking
  • Research Skills
  • Questioning Skills and Brainstorming
  • Renzulli's Enrichment Triad
  • Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

Each strategy is introduced with a clear overview showing how it can be applied practically in the classroom. The accompanying ready-to-use activities, photocopiable worksheets and task cards are all linked to curriculum areas and use a variety of management strategies, making it easy to integrate them into your schemes of work.

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