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ERIC Number: ED178866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Applying Critical Thinking/Reading Skills.
Shirley, Fehl
The dimensions of critical thinking and reading encompass the levels of analysis, reaction, evaluation, and growth in self-image. Historically, the four major views of critical reading have seen it as a cognitive process, a way of detecting propaganda devices, a way of examining distorted and dishonest use of language, and a way of applying the principles of logic to reading. The skills in developing critical reading can be divided into four categories: the application of the principles of logic to language, the evaluation of the tone of language, problem solving, and the development of insight in evaluating language. Some activities that represent the main categories of critical reading include: analyzing and evaluating name calling as a device that influences thinking; analyzing and evaluating the denotations and connotations of words; selecting alternative courses of action and analyzing the consequences of them; and evaluating ways in which reading influences the attitudes, concepts, and behavior of the reader. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association (13th, San Diego, CA, November 8-10, 1979)