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1 Robin Fogarty & Associates Presents: Critical Thinking Skills of Common Core Robin J. Fogarty, Ph.D. Author of: A School Leaders Guide to the Common Core Solution Tree Press (Spring 201) How to Teach Thinking Skills Within Common Core: Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards Solution Tree Press Differentiating Instruction A Professional Learning Communities Approach Solution Tree Press Robin Fogarty & Associates 100 North Astor 24B Chicago, IL robinfogarty.com

2 How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards Bellanca, Fogarty and Pete - Solution Tree Press How to Teach Thinking Skills Within in the Common Core: Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards Bellanca, Fogarty and Pete Solution Tree Press - Unpack the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in a balanced way, using rich content and rigorous thinking processes. The CCSS thread the skills of literacy and reading, writing, speaking and listening through narrative and informative text. The key to implementing the CCSS with relevancy, is to address them, with explicit teaching of the higher order thinking skills that are embedded in rich subject matter content. (ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies, History, Technology). The focus is on the high frequency thinking skills that students need to master. These skills teach kids how to process, analyze, evaluate, produce and present with rich content and relevant thinking. Here is the Syllabus of Seven Thinking Skill Sets and 21 Explicit Thinking Skills that thread across all content areas for student proficiency. Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards: Proficiency #1 - Critical Thinking - Analyze, Evaluate, Problem Solve Proficiency #2 - Creative Thinking - Generate, Associate, Hypothesize Proficiency # - Complex Thinking - Clarify, Interpret, Determine Proficiency #4 - Comprehensive Thinking - Understand, Infer, Compare Proficiency #5 - Collaborative Thinking - Explain, Develop, Decide Proficiency #6 - Communicative Thinking - Reason, Connect, Represent Proficiency # - Cognitive Transfer of Thinking - Synthesize, Generalize, Apply Mapping the Thinking Skills Based on the formative/summative data for your grade level, department or core team. Rate the top four thinking skills that you think your students can benefit from the most. What thinking skill would you start with first, etc.? 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter rd Quarter 4th Quarter Targeted Thinking Skills Analyze Evaluate Problem Solve Generate Associate Hypothesize Clarify Interpret Determine Understand Infer Compare Explain Develop Decide Reason Connect Represent Synthesize Generalize Apply Robin Fogarty & Associates robinfogarty.com 1

3 How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: A Syllabus of Seven Student Proficiencies Bellanca, Fogarty and Pete - Solution Tree Press 2012 K ELA MATH ELA MATH Represent 4 Analyze Solve 28 Understand 40 Determine 50 Understand 22 Solve 6 Develop 41 Interpret 19 Recognize 2 Research Relationships 18 Interpret 22 Clarify 2 Find 18 Find 21 Write 1 Graph 1 Explain 20 Relationships 0 Represent 16 Compare 19 Demonstrate 28 Apply 14 Describe 18 Understanding 2 Describe 1 14 Create 26 1 Write 12 Read 26 Explain 1 Identify 11 Evaluate 22 Prove 10 Understanding 9 Reflection 20 Write 10 Divide 9 Read/Comprehend 20 Com/Contrast 9 Determine 9 Introduce 1 Recognize 8 Graph 9 Produce 1 Evaluate 8 Apply Organize 1 Determine 8 Sequence 5 Point of View 15 Identify 8 Read 5 Apply 14 Compute Answer 5 Compare/Contrast 12 Develop 6 Create 4 Explain 11 Produce 6 Justify 4 Inferences for text 10 Inferences 6 Analyze Sequence 9 Analyze 5 Develop 2 Identify 8 Sequence 4 Compute 2 Solve 8 Divide 4 Relationships 2 Projects 8 Calculate 4 Define 1 Answer 8 Decide 4 Evaluate 1 Sequences Define 4 Produce 1 Accurately Answer Calculate 1 Interpret 6 Create Sequences 1 Collaborate Verify Organize Reflect Sequences Describe 2 Justify Read Understanding 2 Reflection 1 Understanding Read Write Demonstrate Clarify Develop Produce Relationships Describe Compare/Contrast Explain Answer Introduce Sequence Produce Determine Accurately Read/Comprehend Point of View Apply Research/Projects Create Decode Reflection Retell Recall Sequences Inferences Identify Collaborate Organize Ask/Answer Short research Interpret Know and Use Analyze Solve *This list is a comprehensive representation of ELA and MATH CCSS, but it is not a complete representation of complex thinking references. Robin Fogarty & Associates robinfogarty.com 1

4 How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: A Syllabus of Seven Student Proficiencies Bellanca, Fogarty and Pete - Solution Tree Press 2012 Three - Phase Model: Explicit Teaching Phase I TALK THROUGH (I Do) - Explicit Teaching of a Thinking Skill 1) Motivating Mind Set-Focus; hook 2) Description-Explanation, not definition ) Menu of Operations/Acronym 4) Instructional Strategy - Process (thinking skill) as the Content 5) Assessment-Check for Understanding 6) Metacognitive Reflection/Self-assessment; commentary Phase II - WALK THROUGH (We Do) Apply to Classroom Content Lesson Teacher Guided Content Lesson Motivational Mind Set: Instructional Activity with Standard: Closure with Take Away: Phase III DRIVE THROUGH (You Do) Apply to CCSS Performance Student Directed CCSS Performance Task Motivational Mind Set: Instructional Activity with Exemplar: Closure with Take Away: Robin Fogarty & Associates robinfogarty.com 1

5 Explicit Teaching of Thinking Skill Talk Through Grade: Topic: Subject: Standard: Objective: Big Idea: ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Motivational Mind Set: Through Emotions get Their Attention Skill Description: What Standard Requires Menu of Operations: How-to Steps for Students Instructional Strategy: Process as Content Assessment: Judgement of Product or Performance Reflection: Student Comment on Process How to Teaching Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: A Syllabus of Seven Student Proficiencies - Solution Tree Press

6 Robin Fogarty & Associates Teachers Make the Difference robinfogarty.com

7 College and Career Ready! Self-Directed! Self-Reliant! Independent Thinker Book: How To Teach Thinking in the Common Core: & Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards College and Career Ready Specifically, College & Career Ready means, in the words of the CCSS, that students demonstrate independence. Students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information. Likewise, students are able independently to discern a speaker s key points, request clarification, and ask relevant questions. They build on others ideas, articulate their own ideas, and confirm they have been understood. Without prompting, they demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary. More broadly, they become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials. What Does It Look Like in the Workplace? To succeed in the 21 st Century, in college and in careers, to be self-reliant, self-directed and independent, students need to be able to do the kind of macro-skills noted explicitly and implicitly in the new national standards. Describe Specifics! Solve problems Manage oneself Adapt to change Analyze/conceptualize Reflect on /improve performance Communicate Work in teams Create / innovate / critique Engage in learning throughout life Notes: Solution Tree Press solution-tree.com

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