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ERIC Number: EJ766416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Reading, Writing, and Thinking for All
Schmoker, Mike
Educational Leadership, v64 n7 p63-66 Apr 2007
Schmoker asserts that the kinds of skills students need to succeed in college--skills like clear thinking, effective writing, and the ability to analyze international and policy issues--are equally needed for non-college-bound youth. He maintains it is possible--and necessary--to provide an intellectually challenging and culturally enriching school experience to students on all "tracks." The key element of such an experience is a consistently applied curriculum focused on reading, debating, and writing about significant texts. Schmoker describes the Humane Letters class at successful high school charter school Tempe Prep in Arizona as a stellar example of a course that fosters "argumentative literacy" in all students. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California