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Last updated 30 March 2014, created 08 September 2009, viewed 78,847

A PowerPoint of questions designed to make pupils think, based on Ian Gilbert's Little Book of Thunks. Have created this with background & graphics to specifically appeal to Upper Primary children - used successfully with P5-P7.

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This colourful tool will get them thunking! Thank you.

from pusspuss2, 30 March 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thanks, very handy

from subaru2, 18 March 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Excellent, really very thought provoking and a great resource thank you.

from majic49, 26 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great-thanks!

from elovegajardo, 25 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks for collating - very easy to use. Cheers

from RangerClare, 23 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks very much!

from ariedmuller, 22 September 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fab thank you so much, these wil be really useful as starters. Have lots myself but it is noce to have them all collated together. Thanks :)

from jadair, 18 September 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Amazing! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you!

from Birdinio, 05 September 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is amazing for my P4C lessons! Thanks so much!

from Charlottevarley, 04 September 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you - this will come in very handy during supply teaching!!

from MariaHorkan, 30 August 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Perfect early morning activity! My whole class were engaged! They particularly enjoyed 'What would be different if Elephants ruled the world?'

from lobster_jbc, 07 July 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant, thanks!

from nerllybird, 29 June 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Very interesting questions and slides. Kids will definitely like this. I Never thought of doing things like this. Thank you very much for sharing!

from lynnwang, 27 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you it made me smil and think! Hopefully, will be using some of these questions with new Year 7!

from cjohn45, 16 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant lot of questions to keep minds working - pity that for an educational document there's an incorrect version of "its" on the zebra slide!!!!!

from magshe, 15 May 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Wonderful thank you so much, I too was about to type some up so this will save so much time.

from lucygod1986, 16 April 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Wonderful. I have just finished reading the little book of thunks and sat down to type them up. So pleased I check on here first!

from Jocelynbuckley1983, 01 April 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is brilliant. Just heard Ian Gilbert speak at our DHT conference and he was amazing. I will use this everyday. Thank you.

from minnigleeson, 19 March 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is a fun way to get students to think creatively and explain their thoughts using writing.

from bennettlv, 13 February 2013
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Excellent stuff, thanks!!!

from ElenaAlexe, 08 February 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Really useful. Thanks.

from usernameavailable, 07 February 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks. Nice sharing.

from TMN1963, 29 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great resource!!! Thanks a million.

from jaffa101, 28 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fantastic

from Missexcel, 22 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I thought this was brill thanks, you've just saved me loads of work.

from funnysue, 05 November 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

great, will use with my year 5 class, saved me so much time!! Thanks

from nicolamariejohnson, 02 November 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fantastic, as a PGCE student, very helpful resource, thanks!

from Motorhome1, 30 October 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Love this!

from sarah72, 26 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent. Great entertainment and a splendid way to get EFL students using language.

from doubt, 23 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent! A real time saver. Thank you.

from h3len, 18 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you.

from alice00, 18 September 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Brilliant - saves me copying them up from 'the little book'. Thanks.

from Khalouf2, 17 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is great! Really good way to start a lesson.

from kchouhan, 17 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent, very thought provoking. Thank you.

from christopheroffredi, 13 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Amazing, thank you sooooo much!

from jerseyperson, 10 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you for sharing- exactly what I was looking for - and thought I might have to create myself.

from aileenclancy, 09 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Wonderful! My class love them!

from boogiebeebie, 09 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Love them thank you

from le59, 15 July 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Nice! And useful to boot.

from skully29, 01 May 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent, I will be using this in my developing learning class!

from cllabry, 15 December 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Really useful to get the students settled and thinking at start of lesson. Thanks!

from aydri, 30 November 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Excellent resource. i cna't wait to use these with my class. Thank you

from megan2208, 20 November 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

These are great - will use them in class and in my next assembly! Thank you!

from lizdoig, 13 September 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Bob on

from Piers Taylor, 27 June 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

These are great thank you

from Susiesues, 24 April 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks!

from careyian, 14 March 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Will turn into a thinking wall and allow students to make contributions.

from hammyr, 15 December 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great ideas - wil be great to use in circle time or P4C, thanks!

from JohnnyCasswell, 26 October 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great resource my students will have fun exploring their thoughts

from flexiblethinking, 22 October 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Superb. Will use this in breakfast club on big screen. Brillant work

from juleskarczewski, 19 September 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Think thank thunk!. Loving it!

from matryoshkadoll, 26 July 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Lovely!. Thank you for this lovely resource.

from atima, 19 June 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant.
I have the book but this makes it so much easier. I'll use it for beginning of the day debates. Thank you.

from maggiepouros, 19 June 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

great resource. Hope to use this in my first week as a probation teacher with middle years, brilliant, thanks.

from willowanne, 17 June 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Good stuff!. This presentation is great - as is the idea of getting classes talking about 'big ideas'... If anyone wants more of the same on a daily basis (and the opportunity to send in your answers), take a look at 365 Things To Make Your Class Go "Hmmm..." at www.sparkyteaching.com/resources/thinkingskills/hmmm.html
Ian Gilbert's book is excellent too. Great resource RailroadGin


from SparkyTeaching, 17 June 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

fantastic!. I love Thunks. Have used them but the presentation adds so much to them. Thanks.

from LizMorris, 17 June 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fab resource for starting the day. Many thanks for compiling this great resource. This should get them all thinking hard!

from lgrace, 06 June 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Mega resource!!!. Love it! Thanks for your hard work and for sharing!

from Ionian, 16 May 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

My Brain Hurts!. These are fantastic, thanks so much. I'm sure my P7 class will love discussing them.

from laclarabow, 18 April 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

interesting!. I think this powerpoint will be great to use to get the children talking - thanks for sharing!

from annie77, 13 April 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

a resource no one should be without!!. A great resource... as a supply teacher i have it on my usb ready to use in every class!! really gets children thinking, talking and listening to each other

from tasha72, 13 April 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thunks. Just downloaded this and my brain hurts. Can't wait to use it

from Business and Enterprise, 21 January 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

philosophybill. Thanks! I did something similar using the same book for my First Year (Scotland) pupils, but my graphics weren't anywhere as good as yours!

from philosophybill, 18 January 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Brilliant!. Excellent starter questions - many thanks

from ruthdonald, 11 December 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Just what I was looking for!. Super questions to stimulate those little minds - and the biger ones too. Saved me no amount of time and effort. Thanks

from avrilfisher, 11 December 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Creative thunking!. Will share this resource with everyone in school. Great for 'thinking skills' time during registration or discussion at the end of the day. Will encourage the G&T pupils (and others) to think 'outside the box' and that there isn't always just one right answer.

from twitcher1, 08 November 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks for thunks. Brilliant - will give these thunks a go.

from camuray, 25 October 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thank you!. This is just what I was looking for! We've been using Hear'say programme in school and I'm looking forward to seeing how well our talking and listening skills will transfer. I'll share this with other staff, thanks!

from michelle_c_uk, 24 October 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Everyone should have a look!. This is fantastic! Just come from a course that talked about 'thunking'. What an amazing way to get children to think and discuss. Everyone should have a look.

from lilypep, 01 October 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5
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