Redirect students as needed by asking effective questions.
Focus on students’ solutions, not their answers. Look out for classic traps.
To apply, review, and reflect on strategies
For homework, for a journal entry, with a partner, or alone
Teacher’s Notes provide tips from mentor teachers.
Hazard symbols alert you to common student errors.
Content Background boxes provide content tips as needed.
Activity: Teacher and Student Roles
In each section of the lesson, what does the
What does the student do?
What would you do differently?
Unit 1, Lesson 1
Thinking KAP, session guide page 17
Instruction, session guide pages 18-21
Independent Practice, session guide pages 22-23
KAP Wrap, session guide page 24
Critical Thinking: Knowing what to do NEXT!
But how do we teach it?
Meeting the Challenges
Kaplan’s programs meet the challenges of test taking with a toolbox of strategies.
Activity: Strategy Synopsis
Using your assigned strategy:
Summarize the strategy in your session guide (pp. 25-30).
Present your strategy to the group in a 3-minute
Strategy: Knowing vs. Knowing
Know for Sure!
Sort of Know
Sort of Know
Plan an Essay
Carefully consider the following quote and the assignment below it.
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
Albert Einstein, Autobiography
Assignment: Does reading divert us from creative work? In an essay, support your position by discussing an example (or examples) from literature, the arts, science and technology, current events, or your own experience or observations.
How is the Essay Scored?
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