Building Thinking Skills provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve students' vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional skill set provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test. The activities are sequenced developmentally. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Students learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they observe, recognize, and describe characteristics distinguish similarities and differences identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies. These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects. Answer Guide Included.