(A1x2) Thinking Skills Poster Set (Primary)

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Poster combo pack: Thinking Skills + 4 Steps to Success (2 x A1 Posters) 

itc publications Thinking Skills poster is in fact our most powerful and central resource – it is the foundation upon which we promote higher-order thinking in classrooms. When the Thinking Skills poster is combined with our 4 Steps to Success it creates a powerful learning tool for students and will transform the way you teach and your students learn. 

This poster pack combines the Thinking Skills and 4 Steps to Success.

itc publications’ believes the answer is for teachers to scaffold the assessment clearly so that the student knows exactly what the task is and how to tackle it. This enables the student to create a strong first draft and for the teacher to give targeted and technical feedback straight away. 

To enable a student to achieve great work from the get-go, itc publications recommends the following process, known as our “Thinking Skills – Four Steps to Success” model. 

1.  Identify the Task Verb
The students must be able to easily identify the task verb(s) on the assessment sheet, such as ‘compare’, ‘discuss’ or ‘justify’. 

2.  Understand the Task Verb
Ensure you explain to students the exact definition of the task verb(s). For example, if the task verb is ‘compare’, this means students must look at the way two things are both similar and different. 

3.  Use an Appropriate Thinking Tool
Offer students an appropriate thinking tool so that students can organise their research data and thoughts. This will ensure they are on track!

4.  Use the Appropriate Language
For ‘compare’, you would expect students to use the following type of language:
•    There are many ways in which…and…are similar
•    An obvious difference between… and...is 

How to use

To understand how easy it is to use our Thinking Skills Framework poster in your classroom, please click here for our helpful one-page guide

We also provide free templates for some of our thinking tools here under ‘Teaching Tips and Resources’.

Poster features

•    Fun and creative graphics featuring the itc Penguin PI Squad!
•    Encourages and reinforces a whole-school approach to thinking
•    Promotes student awareness of the different levels of thinking
•    Aids literacy development by assisting students to scaffold their learning


"The Thinking Skills Framework and associated tools have proved very beneficial to us in our school improvement journey. As a Head of Department with 26 years’ experience, I can honestly say that engaging with the framework has been one of my most rewarding experiences with regards to getting students to understand the intent of tasks and to think much more deeply. The framework is in every one of our classrooms and is almost a daily discussion topic in my faculty staffroom."
Chris Tucker - Head of Department
Kilcoy State High School




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