Pat's posters to teach the skills (cognitive verbs) of writing - Secondary: Schools Perpetual Licence

Pat's posters to teach the skills (cognitive verbs) of writing (set of 18) is the most comprehensive resource yet developed for teaching higher order thinking skills such as evaluating, analysing, synthesising, inferring, etc. 

The Posters link the skill, the questions to ask to guide the students as they develop the skill, graphic organisers and the language students should use to demonstrate the skill.

They are designed to enable teachers to explicitly teach the cognitive verbs that will be used in the new senior syllabus.

The posters are available to schools in electronic form. The licence is a perpetual licence, which means that schools can print as many poster sets as they choose for as many years as they choose. However the licence is exclusive to the licensed school and cannot be shared or taken to a different school.

The 18 posters support the explicit teaching of:

  • analysing
  • arguing/persuading
  • classifying
  • comparing/contrasting
  • concluding/decision making
  • describing
  • elaborating
  • evaluating
  • explaining
  • generalising
  • inferring/interpreting
  • listing
  • justifying
  • making recommendations
  • sequencing
  • solving problems
  • summarising
  • synthesising

To support the teaching of the CCEs the posters include:

  • STUDENT PROMPTS for understanding the CCE
  • KEY TASK WORDS and QUESTION STEMS for teachers to write questions that assess the CCE
  • GRAPHIC ORGANISERS that support the development of the CCE
  • SENTENCE STARTERS that enable students to frame their responses to demonstrate the CCE
  • CLEVER CONNECTIVES that allow students to connect ideas so that the CCE is mastered

For a small cost logonliteracy will provide PD to schools (conditions apply) to support the use of the posters. 


Suitable for Years 7 - 12

Collections: Posters, SHOP

Type: Posters

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