Reading & Analyzing Nonfiction: Slant, Spin & Bias

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Author(s): Grudzina, Douglas
Page Length: 256 pgs
Copyright: 2009
Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Item Code: 303150
ISBN: 9781603891189

Nonfiction is never completely objective. Teach your students the critical thinking skills they need to evaluate nonfiction texts with Reading & Analyzing Nonfiction: Slant, Spin & Bias.

Students will read and analyze rigorous historical and contemporary texts like the Declaration of Independence and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorials. Exercises and writing assignments will help students learn to recognize biased writing and avoid falling for flimsy arguments.

Reading & Analyzing Nonfiction: Slant, Spin & Bias will help you teach your students to:

  • distinguish fact from interpretation and opinion
  • analyze arguments to reveal logical fallacies, bias, and propaganda
  • evaluate a writer’s effectiveness in conveying a message to a specific audience
  • apply the lessons above to their own writing

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