Now in its second edition, this best-seller helps middle schoolers boost their comprehension and critical thinking when reading nonfiction.
53 short passages have been selected for Critical Thinking: Readings in Nonfiction, covering a wide range of topics, with provocative titles:
- Across the Atlantic in a Sailboat
- Gifts from Outer Space
- Clever But Deadly
- Misery Brings Success
Each passage is followed by a mix of standardized test-like multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Students are prompted to critique the writers’ assumptions, while developing their own analytical skills.
The 53 passages are grouped in units that target specific critical-thinking skills, such as:
- Distinguishing Among Facts, Assumptions, and Values
- Recognizing Cause-Effect Relationships
- Identifying Persuasive Techniques
Critical Thinking: Readings in Nonfiction also comes in a high school book .