Step 5: Advanced Critical Thinking

The teacher gives students tasks that require they use what they have learned in a critical thinking context. A key component of these tasks often involves writing. Here are some:

  • Employ the concept in each of the sentence types on the Genius
  • Write a letter to the aliens on Planet Zork explaining the concept.
  • Write several sentences that compare and contrast the current concept (for example, noun) with previous concepts (verb, adjective, preposition)
  • Use the current concept in as many sentences as possible that also contain the word “because.”

In addition students could explain the concept to their neighbor with a collection of Brain Toys.


See the example lesson below on verbs. 

Step 5: Advanced Critical Thinking

Write a letter to your Genius Pet describing verbs.

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