Critical thinking worksheets support critical thinking which is a 21st century skill that students should be doing throughout their academic careers. Examples of critical thinking skills include: predicting, inferring, synthesizing, analyzing and evaluating. Critical thinking in comprehension refers to the ability to read between the lines. Comprehension may include a question like, who was Jared's best friend and how do you know? However, questions involving critical literacy are often not found in the actual story text and may be something like, Why do you think the author ended the story that way? Or, Why do you think the author chose to make Jared so mysterious? The student will need to read between the lines, make inferences and think critically to find the answers. Sometimes media literacy provides excellent opportunities to have students think critically.
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Media Literacy 3rd to 5th Grades