Students who read well, but who don't understand what they read lack critical thinking skills.The earlier you start instruction in the area of critical thinking skills, the more naturally your students will begin to think this way in all of their subject areas.Critical thinking is a vital skill that students need throughout their lives.Person 4 explains why he or she agrees or disagrees.Person 5 places the question card in one of two piles, Agree or Disagree, and then takes on the role of Person 1 for a new “round” of play and reads the next question. Because there are an odd number of people on each team, the roles–1,2,3,4 and 5–will shift for each question so that everyone gets a turn to play each role.) Divide students up into teams of 4, and number them off so each person plays the role of Team Member 1,2,3, or 4.Ask a question from the worksheet and provide 30-60 seconds for each group to agree upon an answer.They should ensure every person on the team understands the reasoning, as they won’t know which team member will be responsible for answering the question. The person on each team whose number was called writes his or her answer on an individual dry erase board (or sheet of paper).Students who can put sentences together correctly grammatically, but who can't respond to a writing prompt meaningfully lack critical thinking skills.It is incumbent upon teachers of all subjects to make sure that their students are well-versed in these skills.Once you find your worksheet, click on pop-out icon or print icon to worksheet to print or download. You can & download or print using the browser document reader options.Critical thinking skills impact every area of a child's academic experience.