Critical Reading Critical Thinking: Focusing on Contemporary Issues (Pearson New International Edition)

Critical Reading Critical Thinking: Focusing on Contemporary Issues (Pearson New International Edition)

By: Julie Dziewisz (author), Richard Pirozzi (author), Gretchen Starks-Martin (author)Paperback

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Focusing on current issues, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking equips students with the critical reading, writing, thinking, and problem-solving skills essential to understanding and responding to today's complex issues and ideas. Critical Reading, Critical Thinking uses compelling contemporary issues to engage students in reading and thinking about a range of relevant topics and encourages them to apply the skills presented in the text to everyday issues. Each passage or reading is followed by thought-provoking questions that motivate students to use higher-level thinking strategies to address or respond to the issue. Ideal for diverse classrooms, it includes comprehensive reviews of basic skills (vocabulary, reading, textbook reading), an array of critical reading strategies (and opportunities to apply them), and guidance in advanced critical reading including inference, distinguishing between facts and opinions, recognizing purpose and tone, and understanding visual arguments.

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Contents

Glossary Every chapter begins with To Think About! and ends with Think Again! And Looking Back...Looking Forward features. Every chapter includes two to four Mastery Tests. PART ONE B A C K T O B A S I C S CHAPTER 1 Understanding Vocabulary: A Review The Power of Words Using Context Clues Using Word Parts: Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes Recognizing Word Denotation and Connotation Using a Glossary Using the Dictionary Learning and Reviewing Vocabulary Words WSI: Web Site Investigation: Critical Reading CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CHAPTER 2 Understanding What You Read: A Review Distinguishing Topics, Main Ideas, Major Details, and Minor Details Recognizing Patterns of Organization Uncovering the Central Message of a Longer Selection Summarizing and Paraphrasing WSI: Web Site Investigation: Critical Reading CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Fair Evangeline PART TWO D E A L I N G W I T H C O M P L E X I T Y CHAPTER 3 Critical Thinking and Contemporary Issues Critical Thinking Versus Random Thinking Benefits and Uses of Critical Thinking Characteristics of Critical Thinking Critical Listening What Is a Contemporary Issue? Eye on Vocabulary WSI: Web Site Investigation: Critical Reading LSI: Listening Springboard Inquiry: Listening Comprehension CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson CHAPTER 4 Basic Problem Solving Problem-Solving Exercise What Is a Problem? 2 What Is a Solution? How Do You Solve Problems? Problem Solving and Critical Thinking A Basic Method for Personal Problem Solving Applying the Method to a Typical Problem Situation Eye on Vocabulary WSI: Web Site Investigation: Problem Solving LSI: Listening Springboard Inquiry CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson PART THREE C R I T I C A L R E A D I N G : E V A L U A T I N G W H AT Y O U R E A D CHAPTER 5 Using Inference Problem-Solving Exercise 2 What Is Critical Reading? Drawing Inferences Looking at the World with a Questioning Mind Using Inferences with Contemporary Issues and Problem Solving Eye on Vocabulary WSI: Web Site Investigation: Critical Reading LSI: Listening Springboard Inquiry: Listening Comprehension CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CHAPTER 6 Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinions Problem-Solving Exercise What Is a Fact? What Is an Opinion? Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinions Facts and Opinions in Combination Relating Facts and Opinions to Problem Solving and Contemporary Issues Eye on Vocabulary WSI: Web Site Investigation: Fact and Opinion LSI: Listening Springboard Inquiry: Listening Comprehension CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CHAPTER 7 Recognizing Purpose and Tone Problem-Solving Exercise The Importance of Recognizing Purpose Eye on Vocabulary The Importance of Recognizing Tone Eye on Vocabulary WSI: Web Site Investigation: Critical Reading LSI: Listening Springboard Inquiry: Listening Comprehension CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CHAPTER 8 Looking at Advertisements and the Internet with a Critical Eye Problem-Solving Exercise Advertisements and Critical Thinking Evaluating an Advertisement WSI: Web Site Investigation: Advertisements Evaluating E-Mails Evaluating Web Sites Eye on Vocabulary 427 WSI: Web Site Investigation: Critical Reading LSI: Listening Springboard Inquiry: Listening Comprehension CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Solving One More Mystery WSI: Web Site Investigation Credits Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292023748
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 411
  • ID: 9781292023748
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 1292023740
  • edition: Pearson New International Edition

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