Book Title: Primary Education Thinking Skills 1 (P.E.T.S.™) Updated Edition - Includes Downloadable Digital Content
Publisher: Pieces of Learning
Author: Jody Nichols
PETS™ (Primary Education Thinking Skills) is a systematized enrichment and diagnostic thinking skills program. Lessons are presented in convergent analysis, divergent synthesis, visual/spatial thinking, and evaluation, suitable for grades K-3. The program aligns to the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
PETS™ 1, the red book, introduces the six thinking specialists of Crystal Pond Woods:
-Dudley the Detective, the convergent/deductive thinker
-Isabel the Inventor, the divergent/inventive thinker
-Sybil the Scientist, the convergent/analytical thinker
-Yolanda the Yarnspinner, the divergent/creative thinker
-Max the Magician, the visual/spatial thinker
-Jordan the Judge, the evaluative thinker
Included in the 24 lessons are encounters with the animal characters who are engaged in problem-solving scenarios calling for their types of thinking -- four lessons involving each character (two whole class lessons to help identify talented learners with accompanying reproducible activities, and two small group lessons for identified students and accompanying reproducible activities).
This edition's lesson plans are updated, and the book now includes new and revised management forms:
-Revised Behavioral Checklists with Diagnostic Notes
-NEW Alignment with the Common Core State Standards
-Revised PETS™ Small Group checklist
-NEW PETS™ Rubric
-NEW PETS™ and 2st Century Thinking Skills
-NEW PETS™ in the Regular Classroom Planning/Observation Sheet
-Student Reproducible Activity Pages
-Pages needed for whole class reproduction for transparencies and whiteboards
The downloadable digital content includes the entire book in PDF format for easy duplication and projection.
PETS™ helps build behavioral portfolios for talented learners that support a differentiated approach to their education, integrates flexibly into any existing primary curriculum, and offers opportunities for learners with different strengths to shine.
Instructions for downloading the digital content are included inside the back cover.