Reading for Thinking

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Houghton Mifflin, Feb 16, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 651 pages
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The Fifth Edition of Reading for Thinking continues to focus on developing students' comprehension and critical-thinking skills. Flemming uses a carefully designed sequence of explanations and exercises that allows students to approach critical reading as a natural extension of essential comprehension skills, rather than a discrete set of new strategies. Armed with the ability to both analyze and evaluate a writer's work, students are encouraged to apply those twin intellectual tools to Flemming's trademark high-interest readings to determine purpose, analyze evidence, detect bias, recognize tone, and compare opposing points of view.

  • Taking Stock tests quiz students on new material while reviewing the skills they acquired in previous chapters.
  • Material on drawing conclusions and paraphrasing has been added, and coverage of organizational patterns, allusions, and reading flexibility has been increased.
  • Readings feature high-interest topics including ethical decision making, the effect of culture on communication, and the growing problem of identity theft to encourage critical thinking and discussion.
  • Text icons direct students to both the Reading for Thinking and the Getting Focused CD-ROM for additional exercises, reviews, and tests.
  • Clear explanations are accompanied by numerous models, illustrations, and writing assignments.

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