Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.
Textmapping: Worth the Work! (Teaching Nonfiction Text Features) - scavenger hunt. I have done this in my high school classroom and it works awesome.... helps students understand the text and text features.