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This download includes both of my HOTS (Higher Order Thinking) reading response sheet packets! The 50 reading response sheets encourage creating, evaluating, and analyzing text. They can be used in a variety ways- guided reading activities, a literacy center {I call mine the HOTS center}, or homework! I designed them to be used over and over with different books! # Pinterest++ for iPad #

This download includes both of my HOTS (Higher Order Thinking) reading response sheet packets! The 50 reading response sheets encourage creating, e...

HOTS (Higher Order Thinking) reading response sheet packets to encourage creating, evaluating, and analyzing text. They can be used in a variety ways- guided reading activities, literacy centers, homework, etc.

50 Higher Order Thinking Skills HOTS Reading Response Sheets!! back-2-school

50 Higher Order Thinking Skills {{HOTS}} Reading Response Sheets!!

HOTS Reading Response Sheets {THE COMPLETE PACKAGE}

HOTS Reading Response Sheets

Blooms Taxonomy Cheat Sheets

Independent Activities/Assignments at the Analyze, Evaluate and Create Level by Hello Literacy # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Independent Activities/Assignments at the Analyze, Evaluate and Create Level - great way to differentiate. Gotta love Hello Literacy!

Hello Literacy: Leaders & Literacy at the Lake: Bloom's taxonomy cheat sheets

This might be a good tool to have for next year's teacher evaluations.

Hello Literacy: Leaders & Literacy at the Lake

Hello Literacy: HOTS teacher cheat sheets

Hello Literacy blooms question stems

Crazy for First Grade: HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Reading Response Sheets

My #1 seller!! Check out what teachers are saying about this product! It includes 25 higher order thinking reading response sheets. The response sh...

This is a great resource for HOTs questions. It includes higher order thinking skills reading response sheets. The website allows you to purchase them, but you could also make something similar for your students.

HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Reading Response Sheets-copy laminate and cut out strips for staff/hole punch with ring

HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) Reading Response Sheets.My #1 seller!! Check out what teachers are saying about this product! It includes 25 higher order thinking reading response sheets. The response sheets encourage creating, evaluating, and analyzing text. I use them in my weekly HOTS center, but you could also use them as homework or for a small group activity. They are aligned to the Common Core Standards and can be used over & over with different books!

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HOTS Reading Response Sheets {THE COMPLETE PACKAGE}

Higher Order Thinking Activities for any text.

While facts have their place, they should not be the focus of our teaching. If students are to become life long learners, they need to be critical...

H.O.T. TO GO: HIGHER ORDER THINKING ACTIVITIES THAT CAN BE USED WITH ANY TEXT - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Higher order thinking activities and printables for engagement and real learning.While facts have their place, they should not be the focus of our teaching. If students are to become life long learners, they need to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Higher order thinking activities for any text.

Higher Order Thinking

HIGHER ORDER THINKING ACTIVITIES and printables for engagement and real learning. While facts have their place, they should not be the focus of our teaching.

H.O.T. to Go: Higher Order Thinking Activities That Can Be Used with Any Text

good blog with tips for Higher Order Thinking Skills education

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Citing Thorough Textual Evidence to Support Analysis of a Text (Common Core Standard 11-12.RL.1) | Reading: Literature | Learnist

Astrology: ReAdjust Your Thinking Cap, Mercury Retrograde - http://notexactlythenews.com/2014/02/06/liberal-side/astrology-readjust-your-thinking-cap-mercury-retrograde/

8/14/12 - A Blog Post Chock Full of Deep Thoughts and Junk

Have students create their own "thinking cap"!!!!

I wish the Internet was available to me as a kid in elementary school. In New York City, where I attended kindergarten through sixth grade, they called the gifted and talented class "SP". I remember being put into a class to learn French, but very little else. I figured out how ahead I was only when I entered junior high school in New Jersey. The French language I had studied for three years allowed me to coast through French class for the next four years. Without anymore "SP" or "G and T" classes, I unfortunately developed a lazy attitude and eventually quit taking French in eleventh grade. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it is important to nurture the gifted student, so that they can grow. I have personally seen some really smart kids turn into behavior problems because they were bored with the classwork and were not challenged enough. With today's digital learners having access to the Internet, there are more resources than ever for teachers in this area. SITES 26 Livebinders for Gifted Teachers- by Teach a Gifted Kid blogger ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted Byrdseed Gifted Classroom Ideas- blog followed by 4,000 people Characters of Intellectually Advanced Young People The Center for Gifted Studies- The Center for Talented Youth- for pre-collegiate students; through Johns Hopkins University Common Myths About Gifted Students Council for Exceptional Children Crossover Children: LD and Gifted Gifted But Learning Disabled: A Puzzling Paradox Gifted Exchange-"blog about gifted children, schooling, parenting, education news and changing American education for the better." GT Chat- Fridays at noon and 7 p.m.on Twitter; hashtag #gtchat GT World- "on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them." HEROES (Higher Education, Resources and Opportunities for Exceptional Scholars) Hoagie's Gifted Education Page- the "all things gifted" How to Identify a Gifted Student Mensa Games National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) - educator links, publications, more Professional Training for Teachers of the Gifted and Talented Social Networking: Impacting the World of Gifted Children Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted- site contains resources, news, programs Teach a Gifted Kid- blog by teacher Teaching Research Skills to Gifted Students- from the Texas Education Agency Unwrapping the Gifted- article in Education Week Venspired Learning- gifted teacher Krissy Venosdale Working with Gifted and Talented Students- teaching strategies, how to spot a gifted student LESSON PLANS 41 Ways to Go Beyond the Book Report  Edsitement- from the National Endowment for the Humanities Gifted and Talented Education Lesson Plans Helpful Sites for Gifted Students Lesson Plan Resources- from Davidson Gifted Mrs. Sunda's Gifted Teacher Resource Links Talented and Gifted Lesson Plan- for elementary

Our thinking caps are working overtime this week!  2nd grade groups are hard at work on making inferences.  Making inferences from what we read, what we see, and from what others say can be  difficult.  Inference is about drawing conclusions based on evidence and prior knowledge. "Inferring is about reading faces, reading body language, reading expressions,…

Odd Questions to Make the Kids Think Developing speech and language skills are an essential part of the Early Years. Language development leads to developing story ideas, critical thinking, social skills and many more! Thunk work towards raising children’s confidence to speak in front of groups, in full sentences and to think about topics they haven’t previously considered. I’ve often asked the kids what colour is Tuesday, which they sometimes take literally and say the colour of the word on the board.. Other Thunks could be: Can you touch the wind? If you took the stripes off a zebra, what colour would it be? (Also tiger and spots from a leopard) Where do words go after you’ve heard them? Would you rather have wings or four legs? (and other ‘would you rather’ questions) Is there more future or more past? Is black a colour? If I switch the lights off, do the walls change colour? If I turn the lights off, do I still have a shadow? I have many more, please see the power point attached to this blog post. I am a huge fan of Thunks. You may find that when you start to do Thunks, it’s rather difficult to get answers out of the children, but I can guarantee that after a month or so of speaking to the children about Thunks, especially in the Summer term, they will have some very thoughtful and interesting answers for you. Thunks can even be done with nursery children. Developing language skills are essential for the littlies, they can be used even with 3 year olds because the younger they are, the more interesting their answers are! You Know Your Cohort Some of the questions may seem quite difficult for the little ones to answer. Thunks Lesson Plan Hopefully this lesson plan will give you some idea of how I would do Thunks with the little ones. Download the Thunks Lesson Plan here. Thunks PowerPoint This PowerPoint has 48 separate Thunks. They are an example of innovative questions you could ask the children, but remember you can change or adjust the questions for the level of your cohort. Download the PowerPoint here. Thunks Pictographs Whenever I’ve done pictographs as a data collection, counting and speaking and listening activity, the children have enjoyed it! I try to use pictographs where ever I can. Collecting information on Thunks is a good a chance as any! Download the Pictograph sheets here. It’s important that you adjust the questions for the children in your cohort. By the end of the year, children should be used to answering questions like these and you should get some very interesting answers. As you can see from the lesson plan, these Thunks are designed to develop language and thinking skills. Please leave feedback to let me know how your children did completing these activities.

thinking-cap | Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

Higher Order Thinking

Math Coachs Corner: Bagels and Blogs, April 21. Five great blogs posts from the past week featuring free math centers and creative teaching ideas!

Thinkometer - cute way to incorporate Blooms without the shoving down the throat.

I love this! Thinkometer (20x30) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

thinkometer - cute way to incorporate Blooms.

creative teaching ideas!

Bloom's taxonomy poster

Hots poster this rocks!

great poster-HOT

Cute Idea!

higher order thinking

Follow for Free "too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools other fun teaching stuff :) ........great 'kid-freindly' anchor chart for higher order thinking

Great Thinking Stem posers to go along with the comprehension book

content > english > reading + viewing - thinking stems

inferencing stems | sqworl | Comprehension Strategies

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Thinking Stems based on reading strategies

higher order thinking "thinking stems"!

Comprehension Strategy Thinking Stems

Thinking Stems $3.00

Higher Order Thinking Skills reading questions for fiction and nonfiction

Great HOTS questions for reading (this teacher says she uses them whenever she has a few extra minutes with a small group)

HOTS fans, Higher Order Thinking Skills, gwhizteacher, reading response questions I bought multicolor dice and am going to match the color of the die to the color of the card for a fun lit circle game!

HOTS fans, Higher Order Thinking Skills, gwhizteacher, reading response questions

Have you ever had a "few extra minutes" during a reading group?  I use a set of Higher Order Thinking Skills questions for fiction and nonfiction any time I have extra time when working with a group.  The HOTS fans are easy to store and simple to use.   A colleague of mine found these questions years ago.  We found them so useful, I used them as a guide and created a set of fiction and nonfiction questions for teachers as well as parents. In my classroom I begin with knowledge level question and then move to higher order questions.  Sometimes the questions on the fan serve as a guide helping me form questions that specifically relate to the text we are working on. Download the HOTS question fans and have them ready for the next time you have an extra teachable moment!

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Handing My Students the Reins With Gary Paulsen’s Mudshark

Almost~ a good anchor chart. I would have to think about how I would tweak it to make it my own. (Or, of course, better yet, let the kids make it their own)

englishteachingtoolbox: Evidence based terms - responding, explaining, justifying

Use evidence anchor chart. Great for persuasive writing and reading response!

Prove it! Evidence Based terms...great for open-ended responses!

Writing about reading... evidence-based sentence starters

Prove it! Evidence Based terms classroom-writing

Use evidence! Reading response starters.

Use text evidence terms!

Evidence-Based Terms Anchor Chart | Common Core Scoops

Persuasive writing strategies

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Reading Rockets Website - Lays out strategies in all areas of Literacy and when to teach / lesson ideas targeting the specific skill. GREAT RESOURCE FOR STRATEGY GROUPS!

Great summer activities and ideas for continuing reading and all sorts of learning fun throughout the summer months. (on the Reading Rockets website, which is also a great online resource for books and reading info)

Reading Rockets Poetry Resources~includes book lists, videos of children's poetry authors, and more

book lists by theme readingrockets.org then: childrensbooksandauthors, booksbytheme

Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers and all ages Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets website has a lot of great reading resources.

Reading Rockets-Tools for Early Literacy for School Psychs!

Reading Rockets Website- family reading activities

Smart board activities...this site is amazing!!

Interactive Whiteboard 101: A Resource of Activities for Literacy Instruction | Scholastic.com #edtech #teaching #iwb #smartboard #literacy #games #elementary #activities

Interactive Whiteboard 101: A Resource of Smartboard Activities for Literacy Instruction

Literacy interactive whiteboard resources - From 2011 NRA Conference Presentation

SmartBoard literacy activities --- I couldn't live without my smart board!!!!

Smartboard Activities for Reading (including clifford phonics game)

Interactive Whiteboard Resources (via Jennifer Smith)

Literacy interactive whiteboard resources

smartboard literacy activities

Tips, ideas, and activities for facilitating learning with interactive whiteboards, computers, and other classroom technologies.

For all my teacher friends PIN THIS NOW!! Incredible reading management binder to track student progress. Every form you will need for assessing students and developing instruction. A great addition to your reading workshop management.

"For all my teacher friends PIN THIS NOW!! Incredible reading management binder to track student progress. Every form you will need for assessing students and developing instruction. A great addition to your reading workshop management."

Reading group planning and documentation

Teacher binder for PYP

Guided Reading Binder

YOUR MISSION: Comprehension task cards. These are great!

Book Mission Cards: use with small groups where each group has a different mission to guide reading then present to class by Lakeisha R. Funderburk-Hill

Reading mission cards - give kids something to focus on while reading. Idea for reading lesson in sub plan? Check out later.

Book Mission Cards: use with small groups where each group has a different mission to guide reading then present to class! This is great for my friends in upper grades....Denise :)

Book Mission Cards: use with small groups where each group has a different mission to guide reading then present to class Explicar los genres son equipos de la literatura. Team fiction team nonfiction. Team fantastic four / team avengers. Etc fulano from fant 4 seria fantasy de team fiction.

Reading mission cards - give kids something to focus on while reading; good literacy idea

Reading Comprehension Mission Cards

Higher Order questioning for students to ask each other

Accountable Talk, Book Talk, Book Buzz http://www.julieballew.com/A_Literate_Life/Photos/Pages/Anchor_Charts_files/Media/IMG_1522/IMG_1522.jpg?disposition=download

"Accountable Talk anchor chart. I just learned all about accountable talk from my common core training this week"

Accountable Talk Anchor Chart - Higher Order questioning for students to ask each other

Accountable Talk anchor chart. Perfect for what we're trying to establish in EL!

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Accountable Talk for classroom discussions

Accountable Talk Anchor Chart

Middle School English, Language Arts

The Teaching Thief: Getting Started with Metacognition

Improve reading comprehension skills - Making this a routine to ask students "What are you thinking?" and, in the beginning, they must respond with one of these prompts. For book club.

Tales2Go | Metacognition thinking stems theteachingthief.blogspot.com. Use this strategy with audio books!

INSTRUCTION: Teaching students about metacognition is a great way to get them thinking deeper about what they are learning, and also to "think about their thinking". This anchor chart provides thinking stems (sentence starters) that can prompt students to think deeper about whatever they are reading, which will help them with their reading comprehension. Teacher prompts with "What are you thinking?" and students have to reply with a thinking stem.

Metacognition thinking stems (broken pin). For John Wooden intro unit?

Improve reading comprehension skills - Metacognition anchor chart

Metacognition Thinking Stems - Thinking about thinking...

Metacognition- thinking stems

metacognition poster

To be honest, I had never heard the word metacognition until I was in graduate school (again!) adding an endorsement in PreK-12 English as a Second Language. In that program with the fabulous Dorothy Craig and Barbara Young as my professors, I was required to complete a metacognitive unit for English Learners. In my ESL classroom, I talked to my English Learners about how they learned best. I would ask them: do you understand and remember better if you hear the information? hear it with pictures? read it yourself? read it with pictures? read it yourself while hearing it with pictures? write or draw it?  hold something in your hands (use manipulatives)? talk about it with a partner, along with some or all of the above? move while you learn? (for younger kiddos especially, the unspoken answer was "ya think?" :-) They were not really accustomed to thinking this way for themselves, because they were elementary students with good teachers who differentiated their learning experiences by addressing every modality as much as possible. But as we discussed the different ways they might learn, they soon began to tell me what worked best for them. They had begun to think metacognitively. There is more to metacognition than simply thinking about thinking; it also involves monitoring your learning and controlling it. But simply recognizing their own learning style was a great start. If you want to start (or continue) working with your students on their metacognitive skills, you may find some of these sites I found useful:  I love how Amanda, over at The Teaching Thief blog describes how she teaches active reading strategies to her 4th graders using metacognitive modeling. Amanda recommends the video below as an introduction to metacognition, and displays this anchor chart to guide her kiddos. The positive effects of deliberately teaching metacognitive reading comprehension strategies are described in this research report over at Reading Rockets - Instruction of Metacognitive Strategies Enhances Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Achievement of Third-Grade Students. PLEASE read this article - it will impact your teaching and your students' learning! Another important resource is Melissa Taylor's Imagination Soup: Teach Kids to Think About Their Thinking - Metacognition. Melissa offers ideas on HOW to scaffold and direct this skill development for your students. Finally, if you are an ESL teacher or teach English Learners in your content classroom, you might want to read this more scholarly article from The Reading Matrix: The Effects of Metacognitive Reading Strategies: Pedagogical Implications for EFL/ESL Teachers. Once you read all of this great information, I'm sure you'll want to work on developing metacognitive skills with your students. It will make a difference in their comprehension now, and in their success in the future!

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How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

This is a great strategy for increasing engagement in your students and for using higher order thinking skills, whether you teach Kindergarten or grade twelve

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills! Plus, a great prewriting activity for opinion writing.

This "tug of war" activity is a great activity to do with students. There is a line and each side of the line has a different opinion. Students have to choose one opinion they agree with and write their thoughts about it. This activity can lead to a classroom debate.

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills! Useful for opinion writing and discussion

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible. #Thinking_Skills ~For CR put issue on board and figure out each side from both involved? ~sb

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible. #Thinking_Skills

Would be good for opinion writing...How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible- use this for opinion writing?

How About a Tug of War?Use for 5th grade SS standards. Road to Revolution.

Ideas for visible thinking teaching strategies

metacognition poster - I'm thinking this could be the starting point for a "thinking stem" activity with students filling in "stems" with responses to each idea.

5th grade reading workshop anchor poster -I like the idea of presenting thinking stems to my students, not just speaking or writing stems. I would add in a description of when to use these in the classroom.

reading comprehension. Great leads for reading response journals or reader's notebook.

Metacognition Anchor Chart to begin lessons on Comprehension Strategies

metacognition thinking stems - great for starting book club

Here's a nice anchor chart of metacognitive thinking stems.

Metacognition...Thinking Stems - to use with any subject

Metacognition: Thinking Stems for classroom discussion.

Metacognition Thinking Stems (anchor chart)

metacognition anchor chart.

I'm blown away by the Reading Resources on this site

Story Structure: Character, Setting, Problem, Events, Ending... I'm blown away by the Reading Resources on this site

Amazing resources for teaching reading and the reading workshop approach: Group bulletin board idea

I'm blown away by the Reading Resources on this site!! Awesome for language arts teachers

Great story structure bulletin board! And this site has lots of other Reading Resources.

Amazing resources for teaching reading and the reading workshop approach.

A lot of downloadable reading resources and ideas for teaching reading.

Great classroom idea for displaying story structure

Classroom reading

I'm linking up with Just Reed's Favorite Pinterest Pins Linky. This week's topic is Reading Idea Pins! I just love this linky! So much fun checking out (and pinning) new pins! This is one we are going to be using in just a few weeks as we begin reading workshop.... This is just adorable! "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" retelling activity! I am really looking forward to using this in the fall! And while we're talking about retelling....how about a shadow puppet theater for retelling?! This is brilliant, people! Can you imagine how motivated your kiddos will be to do this?! Another super cute retelling activity... After reading, kiddos create apps related to setting, characters, events, and problem/solution. How cute is this?! Another super fun retelling activity...Act it out! One thing I really want to work on this year is Partner Reading (already do that) and Buddy Talk (have a hard time with that one!). I really like these ideas for supporting kiddos in book discussions. It's gotta be taught folks! (Of course, you already know that!) I LoVe, lOvE, LOVE this story structure board/anchor chart! I love how it clearly shows what story structure IS! And -- check out how plainly this anchor chart sets out Inferencing! LoVe it!! Make sure you click over to Just Reed and check out everyone else's reading idea pins. Like I said.....a perfect opportunity to find MORE PINS!

hmmm... this could be effective!

For quiet reading time, allow students the option to create a private space using their chairs and pillows. Sitting at a desk or table all day does not help students to feel engaged or think creatively.

a relaxing place to read Here is a creative teaching idea: By turning their chairs over, each student gets their own, relaxing space to read! Repinned by The Sensory Spectrum.

mikebyster: Here is a creative teaching idea: By turning their chairs over, each student gets their own, relaxing space to read!

All they need is a comfy pillow. mikebyster: Here is a creative teaching idea: By turning their chairs over, each student gets their own, relaxing space to read!

a relaxing place to read use with carpet squares or have kids bring in bath mats.Here is a creative teaching idea: By turning their chairs over, each student gets their own, relaxing space to read! Repinned by The Sensory Spectrum.

Element IV.4 - Teachers organize and utilize available resources (e.g., physical space, time, people, technology) to create a safe and productive learning environment. - This is such a great idea for independent reading time. Students can be comfortable in their own personal space, encouraging them to focus, relax, and enjoy independent reading.

In elementary school we had Celebrate Reading days, full days devoted specifically to reading. I enjoyed being able to have choice in what I was reading, but because I had a short attention span for reading I often dreaded these days. I loved being able to bring in pillows and blankets in order to be cozy while reading, therefore, in my future classroom I will mimic this by having a cozy corner for my students to curl up with there book.

Awesome reading idea!

Classroom ideas

Higher order thinking prompts

Anchor chart - Prompts to Push Our Thinking and Talking higher order thinking prompts

<> Impromptu, extemp, debate - Higher order thinking prompts (pic only...no link)

higher order thinking prompts Like & Repin thx. & Noelito Flow. Noel Songs.

Anchor chart- Higher order thinking prompts (pic only...no link)

Higher order thinking prompts (pic only...no link) - book talks

higher order thinking prompts to use in your study groups!

Higher order thinking prompts (sentence frames)

Critical Thinking and Conversations

Push thinking and talking