Some of the skills needed for the development of critical thinking are:

  • Comparison
  • Classification
  • Sequencing
  • Cause and Effect
  • Webbing-Graphic representation
  • Analogy
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Forcasting
  • Hypothothesizing
  • Critiquing

Each of these strategies has unique features and can be adapted as needed to fulfill specific inquiry needs.



To examine two items or issues to determine similarities and differences



To arrange information systematicallyon the basis of  class, category, or special features.



The process of following ideasin an ordered pattern.


Cause and Effect:

Is the relationship between to things when one thing, event, or process results in the later happening.



Is a strategy using graphic representation to show the relationships between words or concepts.



To show a similarity or resemblance between things not otherwise identical in nature.


Deductive Reasoning:

The process of coming to a conclusion  using facts previously known. 


Inductive Reasoning:

The process of coming to a conclusion through the process of observation.



To make a prediction based on theory, data, or experience in advance of any proof found or given.



To present a theory based on assumptions temporarily accepted through the use of reasoning, experiment, or investigation.



To provide a critcal commentary, reveiw, or discussion on a select subject, especially one dealing with literary works.




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