Thursday, December 6, 2012

HOT (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Are Important

Higher Order Thinking Activities Classification Exercise



Whenever possible, find a way to promote Higher Order Thinking Skills into your daily lessons.

Students must do more than just memorize and retell information. They have to think about what they have learned and not just play back information like a tape recorder does. 

They will more easily retain the information they learn if they have to use those facts or manipulate them.

Examples of the ways they can reach higher thinking levels are to predict, estimate, define, evaluate, diagram, construct, order, classify, identify, etc.

Encourage your students to think!

Here are two free HOTS activities from my store.


WINTER HOLIDAYS CLASSIFICATION EXERCISE AND HOLIDAY CROSSWORD PUZZZLE


TWO FREE ACTIVITIES TO KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED DURING THE CLASS PERIODS BEFORE WINTER BREAK. ONE IS A HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS CLASSIFICATION EXERCISE AND THE OTHER IS A HOLIDAY CROSSWORD PUZZLE. BOTH EXERCISES ARE FUN FOR THE STUDENTS AND YET THEY REQUIRE THINKING. THIS IS JUST WHAT YOU NEED TO FILL THOSE MOMENTS IN CLASS WHEN STUDENTS HAVE FINISHED THEIR WORK. ENJOY!



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