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Building Thinking Skills: Level 3 Verbal

Building Thinking Skills: Level 3 Verbal

Suggested grades: 7-12

Brief Product Description

Develops vocabulary, reading, mathematical reasoning, and analytical skills. 350 activities, 378 pages.    More details . . .

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Detailed Product Description

Develops vocabulary, reading, mathematical reasoning, and analytical skills. 350 activities, 378 pages.

Building Thinking Skills provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve students' vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success in any assessment.


The activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Students learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they:

  • observe, recognize, and describe characteristics
  • distinguish similarities and differences
  • identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies
These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.

Teaching Support

Activities are modeled to reinforce skills and concepts. An answer guide is now included.

Table of Contents/Skills
Chapter One--Verbal Similarities and Differences

  • Antonyms--Select
  • Antonyms--Supply
  • Synonyms--Select
  • Synonyms--Supply
  • Synonyms and Antonyms--Select
  • Synonyms and Antonyms--Supply
  • How Alike?--Select
  • How Alike and How Different?
  • Denotation and Connotation

Chapter Two--Verbal Sequences

  • Word BendersTM--Instructions
  • Word BendersTM--Synonyms
  • Word BendersTM--Antonyms
  • Following Directions--Select
  • Following Directions--Supply Words
  • Following Directions--Supply Shapes
  • Following Directions--Supply Designs
  • Writing Directions
  • Stacking Shapes--Select
  • Stacking Shapes--Supply
  • Stacking Shapes--Explain
  • Produce a Pattern and Write Descriptions
  • Recognizing Direction
  • Describing Locations on a Grid
  • Describing Locations Using Maps
  • Describing Locations on Maps
  • Describing Directions Using Maps
  • Describing Locations with Maps
  • Describing Directions with Maps
  • Describing Locations and Directions with Maps
  • Depicting Directions
  • Depicting Dimensions
  • Depicting Directions
  • Time Sequence--Select
  • Time Sequence--Rank
  • Time Sequence--Supply
  • Degree of Meaning--Select
  • Degree of Meaning--Rank
  • Degree of Meaning--Supply
  • Transitivity--Comparison
  • Transitivity--Time Order
  • Transitivity--Multiple Time Lines
  • Transitivity--Family Trees
  • Deductive Reasoning--Instructions
  • Deductive Reasoning--Transitive Order
  • Deductive Reasoning Using Yes-No Statements
  • Multi-Factor Deductive Reasoning
  • Negation--Following Yes-No Rules
  • Negation--Supply the Rule
  • Negation--Completing True-False Tables
  • Conjunction--Following "And" Rules
  • Disjunction--Following And/Or Rules
  • Implication--Following If-Then Rules
  • Three Connectives
  • Cause-Effect Words--Select
  • Cause-Effect Words--Supply
  • Cause-Effect Words--Select the Relationship
  • Flowcharting
  • Flowcharting for Solving Problems
  • Flowcharting a Sequence
  • Flowcharting a Plan of Action
  • Flowcharting--Average Speed
  • Flowcharting as an Aid to Planning
  • Flowcharting--Comparison Shopping
  • Flowcharting a Cycle
  • Flowcharting a Sequence
  • Flowcharting a Cycle
  • Intervals of a Day--Definitions
  • Time Intervals of a Day--Definitions
  • Intervals of a Day--Select
  • Intervals of a Day--Supply
  • Long-Term Intervals--Definitions
  • Intervals of a Year--Supply
  • Time Order--Rank
  • Time Intervals--Select
  • Intervals of a Year--Supply
  • Time Zones
  • Schedules
  • Schedules--Tournaments

Chapter Three--Verbal Classifications

  • Parts of Whole--Select
  • Class and Members--Select
  • Sentences Containing Classes and Subclasses--Select
  • General to Specific--Rank
  • Distinguishing Relationships
  • How Are These Words Alike?--Select
  • How Are These Words Alike?--Explain
  • Explain the Exception
  • Sorting into Classes
  • Supply the Classes
  • Overlapping Classes--Matrix
  • Branching Diagrams
  • Diagramming Classes
  • Diagramming Classes--Select
  • Diagramming Classes--Describe
  • Diagramming Classes--Select the Diagram
  • Diagramming Classes--Select and Explain
  • Diagramming Class Statements
  • Diagramming Class Statements--Supply
  • Diagramming Class Arguments
  • Diagramming Class Arguments--Supply
  • Definitions that Contain Classes--Select
  • Definitions that Contain Classes--Supply

Chapter Four--Verbal Analogies

  • Analogies--Instructions
  • Antonym or Synonym Analogies--Select
  • Antonym or Synonym Analogies--Select More than Once
  • Antonym or Synonym Analogies--Select Two
  • Association Analogies--Select
  • Association Analogies--Select More than Once
  • Association Analogies--Select Two
  • "Kind of" Analogies--Select
  • "Part of" Analogies--Select
  • "Part of" Analogies--Select the Relationship
  • "Used to" Analogies--Select
  • Action Analogies--Select
  • "Degree of" Analogies--Select
  • Mixed Analogies--Select Two Words
  • Analogies--Explain
  • Antonym or Synonym Analogies--Supply
  • Association Analogies--Supply
  • "Kind of" Analogies--Supply
  • "Part of" Analogies--Supply
  • "Used to" Analogies--Supply
  • Action Analogies--Supply
  • "Degree of" Analogies--Supply
  • Create Your Own Analogies



Available Books in the Building Thinking Skills Series

Building Thinking Skills: Level 1,  Building Thinking Skills: Level 2,  Building Thinking Skills: Level 3 Figural,  Building Thinking Skills: Level 3 Verbal



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