Critical thinking and reading

Mendelman, Lisa
December 2007
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p300
Academic Journal
The author offers a reflection on the nature and practice of critical thinking and reading. The author conveys her experiences in high school, college, and as a high school teacher herself engaging in critical thinking exercises. The author broadly discusses the first step in critical thinking as a distinction between image and concept and role of assessment in the development of critical thinking skills. The author also describes her experience teaching high school freshmen critical thinking lessons.


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