This article offers a book review of Thinking Tools for Young Readers & Writers (2018), by Carol Booth Olson, Angie Balius, Emily McCourtney, and Mary Widtmann. The book presents the cognitive strategies tool kit, which includes strategies such as: planning, goal setting, tapping prior knowledge, asking questions, making predictions, making connections, summarizing, inferencing, forming interpretations, adopting an alignment, monitoring, and clarifying. The teachers share lessons for how they teach these strategies to students in their various grade levels. For each lesson, the authors include research, connections to Common Core State Standards, and examples of classroom lessons putting these strategies to use.
Keywords: thinking tools, reading strategies, writing strategies, cognitive strategies, book review
"Book Review: Thinking Tools for Young Readers and Writers,"
The Language and Literacy Spectrum: Vol. 30
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/lls/vol30/iss1/8