Abstract Thinking Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov
This lesson plan provides you with discussion topics and questions, a quiz, and an activity that will help your students better understand the concept of abstract thinking and how it delineates from concrete thinking.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • briefly define abstract and concrete reasoning
  • give examples of abstract and concrete reasoning
  • understand the various abstract reasoning skills

Length

About 60 minutes

Materials

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

Key Words

  • Abstract reasoning
  • Concrete reasoning

Warm Up

Begin by asking students some simple warm-up questions, allow 3-5 minutes for discussion:

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