Set of 4 Handbooks (401B,402B,403B,404B) plus Richard Paul Anthology (100B)

For Grades K–3
Item #401B, ISBN 0-944583-00-8
Grades 4–6
Item #402B, ISBN 0-944583-01-6
Grades 6–9
Item #403B, ISBN 0-944583-02-4
and High School
Item #404B, ISBN 0-944583-03-2

    see individual items for more information on each


This set includes:

  • 100B - Critical Thinking: What Every Person Needs To Survive in a Rapidly Changing World
  • 401B - Critical Thinking Handbook: K-3
  • 402B - Critical Thinking Handbook: 4th-6th Grades
  • 403B - Critical Thinking Handbook: 6-9th Grades
  • 404B - Critical Thinking Handbook: High School

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Set of 4 Handbooks (401B,402B,403B,404B) plus Richard Paul Anthology (100B)

Why should we redesign instruction?
The answer is simple. If students are to learn for depth and retain what they learn for use in multiple situations and contexts, then they must actively reason using their own previously developed knowledge, insight, and patterns of thought as a springboard. But first, reasoning—its elements, its nature, how to cultivate, analyze, and assess it—will need to be understood. The four grade level handbooks can be used either as the basis for critical thinking staff development, or as an independent resource for teachers. Starting from standard lessons and standard practice, the teacher sees, in case after case, what the weaknesses are in standard lessons and how they may be remedied. A book from this series is an essential resource for any teacher serious about fostering the critical thinking of students.

Unique Features of the Handbooks:

  • The concept of critical thinking is fully explained.
  • Numerous examples of remodeled lessons are included.
  • A staff development plan for long-term integration of critical thinking is explained and illustrated.
  • Critical vs. didactic teaching are contrasted, so you know when you are doing one rather than the other.
  • A complete and thorough glossary of critical thinking terms and concepts is provided.
  • Universal standards for assessing thinking in all domains are explained.
  • Teaching strategies are provided based on principles of critical thinking.
  • Socratic questioning is explained and illustrated through the use of transcripts.