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Thinking Strategies for Science, Grades 5-12 by Sally Berman

Thinking Strategies for Science, Grades 5-12


Thinking Strategies for Science, Grades 5-12 by Sally Berman

A blueprint for science lessons that develop students' higher-level thinking skills! This second edition of Catch Them Thinking in Science offers easy-to-use strategies to help students gather, process, analyze, and apply information throughout the science curriculum. The author presents units of study that align with national science standards and offers strategies for cooperative learning groups to increase student comprehension in science. Providing a research-based rationale for each activity and strategy, this revised edition includes: -Updated research -A new section on designing your own science activities -An expanded discussion of assessment methods -An assortment of handy reproducibles to use with your lesson plans


The ideas will be valuable to teachers seeking ways to engage students in learning. Presents strategies to engage students in making meaning out of prior knowledge, texts, and specific content. -- Nancy T. Davis, Associate Professor of Middle and Secondary Education Provides helpful, guided, step-by-step procedures for new and seasoned teachers to review and reassess their methods for teaching students how to collect, organize, and analyze new ideas. -- Jean Eames, Chemistry and Biology Teacher

About the Author

Sally Berman specializes in teaching educators how to use practical strategies that expand student teamwork, cognition, metacognition, and self-evaluation skills. She developed and tested many of her ideas during her 30 years of teaching science in a large Chicago-area high school. Berman regularly presents at workshops and conferences and has taught graduate courses for SkyLight Professional Development in conjunction with St. Xavier University and Cumberland University.

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Publication date

19th June 2008


Sally Berman

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SAGE Publications Inc


144 pages


Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: Sciences, general science



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