Reading & Analyzing Nonfiction: Slant, Spin & Bias
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