Black Spiders Lesson #7
“Higher order thinking skills” are skills and concepts that require more cognitive processing from the brain. Learning about opposites is the initial step toward a particularly useful
higher-order thinking skill called comparative thinking. Comparing and contrasting demands more of our brain than rote memorization and when these types of higher-order skills are encouraged
and practiced, children become more effective learners and more innovative in their problem-solving abilities.
Optional home fun activity: Make the opposites puzzle pieces on page 27 in your student workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)