Know What It Says...What Does It Mean?
Paperbound © 1995
This renegade book is a breath of fresh air for students who need to develop basic skills, but do not require remedial training. It contains a variety of timely readings and examples designed to capture students' interest as they learn to read critically.
· Section 1: Reading: An Active, Reflective, Problem-Solving Activity.
1. Analysis--Making the Complex Simple.
2. Prior Knowledge and Meaning--The Art of Controlled Inference.
3. I Know What It Says, But What Does It Mean?--Inferring Meaning.
· Section 2: Critical Reading of a Text as a Whole.
5. The Text as Portrayal--Choices.
6. A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose. or Is It?--What Examples Are Examples Of.
7. ''Know That We Have Divided Into Three Our Kingdom ''--Identifying Analytic Parts.
8. Inferring Meaning from Relationships--Inference Equations.
9. Freedom Fighters or Terrorists?--The Choice of Language.
10. ''Authoritative Sources Said . . . ''--Invoking Belief and Acceptance.
11. Critical Thinking--Going Beyond an Interpretation.
· Section 3: Tactics and Techniques--Putting It All Together.
12. Restatement, Description, and Interpretation--A Review.
13. Sample Analyses.
· Texts For Analysis.
I. Contrasts. A. The Ku Klux Klan. B. The Assassination of Malcolm X. C. Gays and the Military. D. A Question of Ethics.
II. Petitions, Arguments and Pleas.
III. Contemporary Issues.
· Appendixes: Resources for Critical Reading.
2. The General/Specific Relationship.
3. The Role Model of Paragraph Structure.
4. The Descriptive Model of Paragraph Structure.
5. The Relationship Model of Paragraph Structure.
6. Logic and Statistics. Notes. Index.