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To follow-up with Kelly Bowser's ER on Higher Order Thinking, there are some resources below. Kelly has also given the following notes on using HOTs in the primary classes:
Some questions that came up were using HOT in the primary classes and with Special education students for whom thinking abstractly is difficult. I put a few additional resources in the Dropbox folder that may help those folks introduce HOT, but my thoughts are that any of the strategies are possible with all levels of students, but that the pace and scaffolding of instruction will be different to get the primary and special ed. students engaged in higher order thinking. In the primary grades and with special ed. students it may not be realistic to hope that they can master thinking at the highest levels, but an introduction is certainly appropriate to prepare them for future HOT as they progress through school. Sometimes the kiddos really surprise us as well.
The Teaching Channel video Kelly mentioned is below:
Here is a link to the Dropbox Kelly created as well. If you are looking for more resources to use in your classroom, I started a Higher Order Thinking Pinterest board on our PG page with some elementary ideas to incorporate Bloom's. I love the Bloom's Buttons idea!
What ways do you currently incorporate higher order thinking into your class? Please share in the comments if you have resources or ideas that work!