ERIC Number: ED349541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Food for Thought: Reading and Thinking Critically.
De Fossard, Esta
This book presents a course whose aim is to strengthen students' ability to understand and recall what was read and to introduce the student to and give the student practice in some of the elements of clear and logical thinking. The course presented in the book can be done with or without the assistance of an instructor and in a long or a short form. Each of the 10 sections of the book includes 3 articles or stories on a central topic. The 10 sections are entitled: (1) Thinking about Reading; (2) Thinking about People; (3) Thinking about Business; (4) Thinking about Influence; (5) Thinking and Emotions; (6) Thinking about the Future; (7) Thinking about Sports; (8) Thinking about Technology; (9) Thinking about Rights; and (10) Thinking It Through. The book also includes a lesson structure, a glossary, a development chart to keep a record of the student's scores on the exercises, a review of the first and of the second half of the book, an answer key, speed exercises, dictionary definitions, and dictionary information. Each lesson in the book is made up of eight parts: introduction, thinking skills, word study, the article, "consider the thinking,""recall the details," summarize, and "express yourself." (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Independent Study, Lesson Plans, Reading Comprehension, Secondary Education, Thinking Skills, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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