Improve academic language with Thinking Verbs

Although there is no magic answer to quickly resolve the challenges of merging different languages within your school, there is a simple approach that can be implemented school-wide, grade by grade, to make a lasting impact. Thinking Verbs!

When you use Thinking Verbs schoolwide, you utilize a consistent approach to introducing academic 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 in 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 break-down of what they know and how they communicate can be alleviated through the use of the Thinking Verbs. 

Thinking Verb Placemats

Teachers have loved the convenience of the Thinking Verbs placemats. These laminated placemats make explaining and referring to the Thinking Verbs easy. Get your set of 10 laminated placemats for just $30 with free shipping!

Thinking Verb Magnets

Another way to introduce Thinking Verbs is with your set of 23 magnetic cards. Each set includes ideas on how to implement Thinking Verbs in your classroom. Just $30 with free shipping!

How to place multiple orders

If you would like to place an order for multiple quantities or different languages, please feel free to email for easier service. The current system will only allow you to purchase one at a time.


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