Most of us homeschoolers have heard of the popular The Critical Thinking Co.™. As you can imagine, when I had the opportunity to Critical Thinking Detective: Vocabulary , there was no hesitation! My son could talk when he was very young and hasn’t stopped since then! Since he is garrulous (talkative) and has an extensive vocabulary, it was a no-brainer to choose a vocabulary book.
Critical Thinking Detective: Vocabulary is a 440-page book for students in grades 5 and up. Each lesson is a detective case, focusing on problem-solving and instilling new vocabulary in their speaking repertoire. Students are taught to use observation skills, reading comprehension, and deductive/inductive thinking skills to discover the meaning of vocabulary terms.
First of all, here is some background on my younger student. My son is in fifth grade and is advanced in his speech and vocabulary. You may consider this supercilious (arrogant) or label me a gasconade (bragger), but I’m only setting the stage for your expectations. Since he is in the lower age range, it was a bit challenging for him. However, the workbook was cogent (compelling) with each mystery case and he typically chose the correct one. After he read the case and selected the correct culprit, he moved onto the vocabulary sentences.
The student gets a list of challenging vocabulary words and is required to match them in the appropriate sentence. Honestly, I was a bit flummoxed (confused) with some of them, so it was no surprise that my son was nescient (clueless) at times. Yet, I feel it’s felicitous (appropriate) for his age and highly welcome the challenge!
However, it’s the exposure to extensive vocabulary words that I appreciated the most. It took a little forbearance (patience), but we worked on the vocabulary words together since he is a younger student. I am hopeful these words will be rapt (absorbed) and subsequently (later) retrieved at another time.
I did ask my son how he liked Critical Thinking Detective: Vocabulary and was commendatory (favorable) to it. He especially enjoyed reading the case and determining who was the guilty suspect. I was thankful he did not give an excoriation (scathing disapproval). We will continue finishing the lessons over the summer and consider other products from The Critical Thinking Co.™ such as Vocabulary Riddles Book 1 and Critical Thinking Detective Book 1.
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