Posters to help remember the steps and guide the use of extending thinking strategies within the classroom.

Differential and Likert Scales can be used to help students think about and prepare to engage in discussion or debate for a topic/concept. The process requires students to draw conclusions, make inferences, cite evidence, and connect to their personal lives. Instructions for the strategy and sample forms for creating scales are provided. With a little modification, this strategy may also be used as an activator.