A Case of the Red Herrings
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Solving Mysteries through Critical Questioning
Students learn to think beyond the literal meaning!
Grades: 4 - 12+
Subject: Critical Thinking
A Case of Red Herrings develops students' inferential and deductive thinking skills for more effective reading, listening, and logical thinking. The activities also encourage creative rainstorming and fl exible thinking.
Given a seemingly contradictory statement, students must practice good thinking strategies and formulate astute "yes/no" questions to help them discover the solution to each mystery. Resolutions are often funny, adding appeal to the activities.
Includes tips, suggestions, answers, a sample questioning session, and graphic organizer sheets to keep track of deductions.