ERIC Number: ED378434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May-9
A Guide to Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking.
Focusing on thinking skills, this guide, developed by the educators at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, is designed to help employees to understand more and understand better what they read and to solve problems based on that understanding. The guide is designed for approximately 15-20 hours of instruction for low- to midlevel readers. It is organized in three parts. Part I offers strategies for solving common reading problems as well as strategies for forming good reading habits. Part II contains short activities for employees to practice their reading and thinking skills (with an answer key). Part III contains an alphabetical list of vocabulary words, a list of resources, and a practice page for readers to make notes or comments on the guide. Each lesson consists of the following key areas: topic, background, objective, facilitator instructions, materials, student activity, critical thinking discussion, more practice, and vocabulary. Contains 11 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Critical Thinking, Definitions, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary, Workplace Literacy, Workshops
Emily Griffith Opportunity School, 1250 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80204 ($17.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Denver Public Schools, CO.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related modules, see CE 068 153-167.