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!

School Improvement Plans for Academic Language - 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. 

English Thinking Verb Posters

Set of 23 Thinking Verb posters - 8.5" x 11" laminated  $45

Spanish Thinking Verb Posters

Set of 23 Thinking Verb posters - 8.5" x 11" laminated  $45


NEW Thinking Verb Posters are now available!  Thank you to those who made the request so they are now available for everyone!


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