No-Glamour Problem Solving LinguiSystems

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Ages: 6-11

Grades: 1-6

Students learn the processes of effective problem solving with this research-based resource. Systematic instruction gives struggling learners a framework for problem solving and helps them generalize their learning for lifelong results.

The units and tasks within the units are arranged in increasing complexity. Specific targeted skills are:

  • identifying and stating problems
  • identifying causes and solutions
  • predicting results of solutions
  • choosing good solutions
  • evaluating problem solving
  • giving suggestions and advice
  • solving problems

Age-appropriate problem-solving scenario(s) are presented with a short story and a picture. Students hone their skills in specific problem-solving strategies by answering multiple choice questions, evaluating solutions, explaining their answers, ranking choices, and making predictions. Learners with language and cognitive impairments learn workable, step-by-step problem-solving methods.

244 pages • 8.5 x 11, softcover • ©2009