THE CRITICAL THINKING DAILY MIND BUILDERS SOCIAL STUDIES GR 5-12
In addition to waking up sleepy brains for the day's lessons, these short, fun daily social studies activity pages develop the most important reading comprehension skill found on all standardized reading tests. Synthesizing disparate information and using the result to produce a reasonable conclusion is an essential skill assessed on standardized reading tests. This comprehension skill usually determines a child's reading score--and every Daily Mind Builders™ page develops this skill. Each daily activity page includes two puzzles. The first puzzle is a short, true mystery. Its solution requires careful reading and inferential reasoning. The second puzzle involves a deductive thinking and the meanings of words or relationships between words.