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Primary Literature

Higher-Level Thinking Questions

Laurie Kagan (Grades K–3)

  • Contains 16 of the most popular literature stories including: Frog and Toad are Friends, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Teacher from the Black Lagoon.
  • Questions are provided in convenient reproducible question card format, perfect for engaging cooperative questioning and analytical thinking.
  • Includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions.
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Expand your youngsters' minds with higher-level thinking questions on their favorite literature. You will find hundreds of questions on classic primary literature selections such as: The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Pinocchio, plus 11 others! The questions are designed to engage and develop the range of higher-order thinking skills: "Did Jack have the right to take things from the giant's house? If you were the wolf, how would you get the three pigs out of the brick house? What do you think Pinocchio learned from his experiences?" Questions are provided in convenient, reproducible, question card format, perfect for the engaging, cooperative questioning activities provided. Also includes reproducible prompts for journal writing and activities for student-generated questions. Hours and hours of timesaving questions and activities to develop your students' critical and creative thinking skills using primary literature! 160 pages.

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To keep my skills sharp, I volunteer in a friend's classroom whenever I can. She is first grade teacher and I always look forward to trying out new things with her class.

This book gives me loads of questions to delve deeper into primary literature for more enjoyment of the stories by first graders. Who says that the only things that primary kids can talk about are lower level, recall questions? It is this book that gave me the start to developing higher level thinking in my kids....even the non-readers!

I have used one of the questions as the Reading Question of the Day. The question is posted on our chart board . We read it and talk about what the question means and then we apply those questions to the book we are reading in class that day. Not only are they getting the practice they need in reading the questions but they are developing into meaningful thinkers thanks to Primary Literature Higher Level Thinking Questions!