Monday, July 13, 2020


When we discuss helping children develop critical thinking skills, we are talking about a lifelong skill. Critical thinking is open-ended, complex, and can have multiple responses. It’s getting children to think independently, creatively, conscientiously.


Many times when teachers are evaluated they are criticized for not using higher order questions. I’ve created these prompt cards that may help you improve in this area. You can download them and then cut out the ones that are most appropriate for your grade level. Glue them to index cards, punch a hole, and attach them to a book ring.       

*Hint! Color code the different levels. For example, you could outline level one questions with a green marker. Outline level two with a blue marker, and so forth.