ERIC Number: ED336726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Thinking: A New Framework for Comprehension.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Using a conceptualization of good thinking that is general and has application in all fields of study as the basis for a conceptualization of good reading, this booklet presents a case for the use of a critical thinking framework to define the domain of reading objectives, skills, or questions. The booklet's first section, "A New Framework for Reading Objectives," discusses thinking and reading, traditional reading comprehension objectives, current views of reading comprehension, why use a critical thinking perspective for reading should be used, and a critical thinking framework for reading comprehension. The second section, "Sample Reading Materials and Ideas for Lessons," presents and discusses four sample reading passages as well as ideas for questions and lessons based on them. The booklet's third section, "Measuring the Skills," offers sample questions pertaining to the four sample passages which deal with analyzing text, evaluation ideas, and extending meaning. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Note: Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program.