Equip educators with resources to empower students to think critically

Standards Mastery + Critical Thinking

Standards Mastery Series Flip Charts

Available for Math and ELA for Levels 1–6

The Standards Mastery Series is the perfect resource for teachers as they teach the Common Core State Standards and plan purposeful instruction to promote student achievement. These content-area-specific flip charts contain the standards, instructional activities, and other valuable resources that empower teachers to deliver effective instruction that results in student mastery while enhancing critical thinking.


The Standards Mastery Series guides educators as they design and execute instruction leading to student mastery of the CCSS for Math and ELA.
Standards Mastery Series flip charts include:

  • Grade-level and content-specific standards and other helpful information in a teacher-friendly format
  • Each specific standard unpacked on an individual panel
  • Student outcomes for mastery of the standard, common errors and misconceptions, teacher-to-teacher tips, critical thinking prompts, vocabulary support, activities to build student mastery, and assessments to monitor student progress
  • Additional components including Glossary, Formative Assessments, Critical Thinking Traits, and Critical Thinking Frameworks (DOK, RBT, CRM)
  • Support for collaborative instructional conversations
  • Valuable resources applicable for teacher training, grade-level meetings, and team meetings

Description: Spiral-bound flip chart of 100+ pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 12 in.
Product Weight: approx. 1 lb.

ThinkUp! Foundations

Available for Elementary and Secondary Teachers and Principals

Build a school-wide culture based on the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking™. Classroom and school culture shape students’ development as thinkers and learners. ThinkUp! Foundations guides educators as they create a thinking culture that promotes student engagement, deeper understanding, and a lifetime of learning.


The ThinkUp! Foundation Flip Chart helps educators to:

  • Establish a common language with the 9 Traits of Critical ThinkingTM: Adapt, Examine, Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Inquire, Link, Reflect, and Strive.
  • Integrate critical thinking across the curriculum with suggested strategies and activities.
  • Learn to identify and nurture the 9 Traits of Critical ThinkingTM.
  • Nurture teacher development, student growth, and family engagement.

Pair with Team ThinkUp! to help students apply the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking as they engage with ELA, Math, and Science content.
Special pricing available for school- or district-wide purchases, or when purchased with Team ThinkUp! Please call (844) 394-8519 for more information.
Description: Spiral-bound flip chart
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 10.5 in.
Product Weight: approx. 6 oz.

Critical Thinking Educator Wheel

Applicable for Levels K–12

Weave critical thinking into lesson plans for all subjects at all grade levels with this easy-to-use wheel. Questioning prompts and useful information make this a go-to reference for teachers as they prompt deeper levels of thinking among their students.


The Critical Thinking Educator Wheel features questioning prompts based on Bloom’s/Revised Bloom’s Taxonomies and other information to help teachers design dynamic lesson plans. It includes definitions, Power Words for building quality lessons, and questioning prompts to stimulate thinking and spark discussion.
The wheel is also available in Spanish for educators working one-on-one with English Language Learners or teaching in bilingual classrooms.
A companion tool, the Critical Thinking Student Wheel, can be used by students to improve their thinking skills and take a more active role in their learning.
Description: Wheel
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8 x 9 in.
Product Weight: 1 oz.

ThinkUp! Critical Thinking Student Wheels and Teacher Guide

Available for Levels 1–12

By using these wheels and the teacher guide, educators can help students develop and improve their questioning and thinking skills. Student engagement will increase with each lesson and they will take a more active role in their learning.


The ThinkUp! Critical Thinking Student Wheels for levels 1-3, 4-5, and 6-12 offer quick-and-easy access to critical thinking stems based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The wheels also feature nine traits that when fully applied help students become active and productive thinkers as they face challenges, solve problems, make decisions, and complete tasks.
Side one of the wheels includes prompts and Power Words designed around the six levels of Bloom’s and Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT):
Knowledge/Remember; Comprehension/Understand; Application/Apply; Analysis/Analyze; Synthesis/Create; and Evaluation/Evaluate.
Side two focuses on the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking: Adapt, Examine, Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Reflect, Strive, Link, and Inquire. Icons accompany the traits and serve as visual reminders of the meaning of each trait.
The Teacher Guide helps educators deepen the impact of the student use of the wheels in the classroom. The recommended guide contains strategies and activities teachers can use to address Bloom’s Taxonomy, promote a thinking-centered environment, and cultivate the nine traits that lead to skillful thinking.
Description: Two-sided wheel; teacher guide
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 in. (wheel)
Product Weight: 1 oz. (wheel)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in. (teacher guide)