Think-and-Learn Site Map

This table shows the Kidport Think-and-Learn content as it develops from Grade 1 through Grade 8. For an introduction to the Think-and-Learn concepts please see Think-and-Learn Coherent Learning System.

Each column shows the learning skills being developed. Following each row from grade 1 to grade 8 you can see the development of each skill towards mastering key thinking and learning techniques. Since these concepts build upon each other, it is best to start at the beginning and work through each of the grades to develop a full understanding of the thinking and learning skills. You can go to each of the skills directly by clicking on the table item.Workbook and Reference Library items are provided to help you learn the concepts as applied in math, science, social studies and language arts.

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Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 1 Index Grade 2 Index Grade 3 Index Grade 4 Index Grade 5 Index Grade 6 Index Grade 7 Index Grade 8 Index

Following simple instructions

Finding definitions in reference

Finding analogies

Finding key terms in reference

Finding key facts

Distinguishing relevant from irrelevant

Information Search

Multi-Step Instructions

Finding and using special references


Finding the theme or author's purpose

Putting Things in Context

Multi-Step info search and reporting

Fact or opinion

Mastering Internet Research and Information Overload

Making a Copy

Find main idea

Writing catalog cards

Summarizing a reading



Describing/ Explaining

News writing and questioning


Mastering Information Reporting

Grouping by letter and number

Classifying shapes

Putting in sequence


Organizing Information by location and time

Making information visual

LATCH mnenomic

Developing a classifying system


Designing and making plans

Mastering Organizational Skills

LATCH mnenomic

Map making

Following a map


Backwards and upside down

Make the problem and solution visual

Compare new information to known information

Find the best questions

Finding analogies

Think solutions aloud

Finding the best questions

Mastering Creative and Visual Thinking


Predicting effects

Comparing and contrasting

Distinguish relevant from irrelevant

Is it fact or opinion?

Look at things from multiple perspectives

Logic and arguments

Mastering Evaluation or Critical Thinking

Pattern identification

Finding parts and wholes


Describing environments

Finding relationships

Recognizing main components

Follow positive and negative feedback

Recognizing relationships and transactions

Mastering Web or Systems Thinking

Rhyming to remember

Identify similar shapes

What is same and different


Making models


Writing poems using imagination

Interpreting stories and reports

Using analogy in problem solving

Mastering Metaphor Thinking

Looking and recording


Predicting outcomes

Following directions

Observation and recording

Predict cause and effect links

Interpreting data and generalizing

Testing and validating ideas

Mastering Scientific Thinking

Looking and recording

Notice changes

Finding visual patterns

Observe and record patterns

Finding themes

Identifying trends

Recognizing dynamic patterns

Mastering Pattern or Dynamic Thinking


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