Create an academic language focus in your schools and classrooms with our Thinking Verbs Collection.
The Thinking Verbs allow educators and families to navigate learning by making use of consistent terms, visuals, and definitions no matter what your native language.
As we introduce Thinking Verbs to students, we use consistent icons and definitions across all grades. This way, everyone schoolwide has consistent expectations when viewing the images and in how the terms are explained.
When students focus on the thinking verbs, they are really focusing on the directions. Students often understand concepts, but sometimes don’t understand the directions for a task in a manner that will lead them to show you how much they know. This breakdown of what they know and how they communicate can be alleviated using the Thinking Verbs.