Stepping Stones is a series of workbooks designed to introduce students to critical thinking skills that they will use throughout their academic careers. All too often, critical thinking skills are not presented to young students in a systematic way. The books in the Stepping Stones series strive to present critical thinking in a way that is clear and not threatening to young children. Puzzles cover language arts, math, science, and social studies subjects. The exercises in Stepping Stones are visually appealing and task-oriented, and an important feature is that many of the puzzles are open-ended. There is a strong emphasis on students' ability to justify and explain their answers. This pushes students to think carefully and rationally about their answers rather than just choosing an answer randomly.

 

Skills Addressed

Language Skills • Alphabet sequencing • Beginning sounds • Capital and lowercase letters • Compound words • Comprehension • Encoding • Ending sounds • Letter recognition • Letter-sound association • Listening • Punctuation • Rhyming • Singular and plural noun forms • Syllables • Verb tense • Vocabulary development Math Skills • Counting (rote, skip) • Equations • Even and odd numbers • Graphs • Lines • Measurement • Money • Numeral recognition • Ordinal numbers • Patterns • Sets • Shapes • Time Social Studies • Community Helpers • Geography • Rural • Urban • Cultures Concept Words • In • Out • On • Above • Below • Opposite • Right side up • Upside down • Up • Down • Before • After • Right • Left • Same • Different • Similar • Fewer • Least • Top  • Bottom • Behind • Beneath • Beside • Between • Beyond Science Concepts • Animals • Colors • Float/sink • Habitats • Invention and design • Living/nonliving • Nutrition • Plants • Seasons • Space • Temperature • Textures • Tools • Weather

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