Stepping Stones - A Path to Critical Thinking


A path to critical thinking Stepping Stones workbooks are designed to introduce students to critical thinking skills that they will use throughout their academic careers. The books in the Stepping Stones series strive to present critical thinking in a way that is clear to young children. The exercises are visually appealing and task-oriented, and 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.

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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