Review of Vocabulary Virtuoso, Book 1 from The Critical Thinking Co.

The Critical Thinking Co. has supplied our family with fun, quality curriculum for many years. So we were thrilled to receive Vocabulary Virtuoso, Book 1.

“If we teach children everything we know, their knowledge is limited to ours. If we teach children to think, their knowledge is limitless.” – Michael Baker, President of The Critical Thinking Co.™

Who is The Critical Thinking Co.?

As a homeschooling mom, it is so important that I teach my children how to think and solve problems critically. They need to understand how to approach real-world problems and solve them by thinking through what they already know and using resources to find information about what they don’t know.

Teaching children how to learn is an essential part of education and The Critical Thinking Co. helps me do just that! Our family has enjoyed these resources since our first year of homeschooling 12 years ago and it shows in the way my boys approach problem solving in their academics and in their lives!

Deeper analysis of what students are learning leads to a deeper understanding, which results in better grades and higher test scores. As students learn how to think critically in the core academic subjects, they can apply it to other parts of their education.

What Products Does The Critical Thinking Co. Provide?

The Critical Thinking Co. offers resources for grades pre-K through age 18+. They use a time-tested successful approach to problem solving that encourages students to carefully evaluate the information in order to find the answers. Students don’t just memorize information and “spit it out” on paper, they have to critically use their knowledge. This is essential to raising children who know how to solve problems in creative and informed ways!

Some of the curriculum topics that The Critical Thinking Co. offers include math, science, language arts, social studies, test prep, tests, history, and technology. They also offer full curriculum sets for pre-K to 6th grade. Digital physical resources are offered to meet the needs of different learning styles.

The Critical Thinking Co. offers resources for grades pre-K through age 18+. They use a time-tested successful approach to problem solving that encourages students to carefully evaluate the information in order to find the answers. Students don’t just memorize information and “spit it out” on paper, they have to critically use their knowledge. This is essential to raising children who know how to solve problems in creative and informed ways!

How did our family use Vocabulary Virtuoso, Book 1?

The high school Vocabulary Virtuoso curriculum for grades 8-12+, has two books in the series designed to help prepare students for the PSAT and SAT.

Expanding your students’ vocabulary allows them to express themselves accurately and intelligently. It is essential for writing and communication.

Each of the 20 lessons introduces students to nine words as a time. The workbook leads students through a series of pages to increase their knowledge until they demonstrate mastery by writing their own definitions and sentences using the words. After every four lessons, a review lesson helps students retain their previous knowledge before continuing on to new groups of words.

Our family used the lessons weekly for my high school freshman son. He completed the fill-in-the-blanks, identifying synonyms and idioms, writing definitions and sentences, and using the words in context through a reading passage to gain mastery of the words.

He loves writing, and Vocabulary Virtuoso filled his writer’s toolbox with whole new possibilities and ideas to write about and enjoy!

Where can you find this and other resources from The Critical Thinking Co.?

You can find this and other resources by visiting their website and their social media links:
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