Critical Thinking Detective - Vocabulary Book 2
This is the fun way to learn new vocabulary! These popular, easy-to-use detective cases are suitable for Grades 5 12+. The vocabulary in these mysteries were gathered from a multitude of sources including SAT and ACT word lists and the author's reading selections. Merriam Webster's online dictionary provided many of the details about the words including usage, look-up history, synonyms and antonyms. Students must identify the meaning of new vocabulary as they try to uncover the subtle clues hidden in the statements from witnesses and suspects. Each mystery requires careful reading, critical thinking, and synthesizing information to identify the innocent and guilty. The cases also develop observation skills, reading comprehension, deductive and inductive thinking skills. Learning to identify and evaluate evidence is the very heart of critical thinking.
Vocabulary Books 1 and 2 include 12 cases each through which you work using the clues and lists of vocabulary words. These are challenging scenarios that offer the words within a context without ever giving you the definition, so have a dictionary handy. Each case is two pages – the first page tells the story and offers clues; the second page lists new vocabulary with fill-in-the-blank sentences. Each activity incorporates 18 to 24 new vocabulary words that are used to find the right suspect. Find the culprit in each case as you analyze the words and determine the correct use, based on their application within the story and clues. The vocabulary in each case will challenge your student’s logic and strengthen their vocabulary skills.