ERIC Number: ED066441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Don't Put Lids on Kids. Critical Reading Skills.
Howard County Board of Education, Clarksville, MD.
GRADES OR AGES: All elementary grades. SUBJECT MATTER: Critical reading. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The six short introductory sections are 1) foreword; 2) background of workshop; 3) comprehension--a constellation of many facts; 4) sample story; 5) critical comprehension exercises; and 6) critical reading lesson plan critiques. There are three main sections in the guide (Basic Critical Reading Skills, Organization Skills, and Abuses of Logic), each with three subsections (introduction, definition of terms, and category of skills with sample exercises and lesson plans). Topics covered include influence, generalization, semantic variation of vocabulary, antecedents, analogy, topic sentences, main idea, extraneous idea, sequence, classification, fact vs. opinion, bias, propaganda, connotation of words, and judging the competence of the author. The guide is mimeographed and spiral bound with a soft cover. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES: General objectives are given in the introduction to each section, with specific objectives at the beginning of the lesson plans. A large number of activities is included in each section. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: Any special materials required are described in the lesson plans. STUDENT ASSESSMENT: Evaluation procedures are included in some, but not all, of the lesson plans. (MBM)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Curriculum, Language Arts, Reading Programs
Howard County Public Schools, Clarkesville, Maryland
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Authoring Institution: Howard County Board of Education, Clarksville, MD.