Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy

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Help students meet today’s literacy demands with this new book from Terry Roberts and Laura Billings. The authors show how a seminar approach can lead students deeper into a text and improve their speaking, listening, and writing skills, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards.

Roberts and Billings provide easy-to-follow information on implementing Paideia Seminars, in which students discuss a text and ask open-ended questions about it. When teachers use this lesson ...

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Overview

Help students meet today’s literacy demands with this new book from Terry Roberts and Laura Billings. The authors show how a seminar approach can lead students deeper into a text and improve their speaking, listening, and writing skills, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards.

Roberts and Billings provide easy-to-follow information on implementing Paideia Seminars, in which students discuss a text and ask open-ended questions about it. When teachers use this lesson format, students are exposed to a wide range of increasingly complex texts. They also learn how to collaborate, talk about, and reflect on what they’re reading, to make meaning independently and together. Seminars can be done in English class and across the curriculum, using social studies documents or math problems as the texts under discussion.

Teaching Critical Thinking also offers an array of practical resources:

  • teacher lesson plans
  • student samples
  • a list of possible ideas and values for discussion
  • a guide to asking good questions during a seminar
  • six full seminar plans (including the texts), covering literature, social studies, and science topics
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596672086
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/10/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Introduction: The Role of Thinking in Today's Schools

1. What Is Thinking? Can We Teach It in School?

2. Coming to Terms: Using Language to Describe Dialogue

3. The Paideia Seminar in Action

4. Introducing Speaking and Listening Skills

5. Mastering Speaking and Listening Skills

6. Developing the Mind Through Dialogue

7. Assessing the Quality of Thoughtful Dialogue

8. Socrates Teaching Thinking: A Secondary Seminar

Appendix A: Things Worth Talking About

Appendix B: Questions Worth Asking

Appendix C: Sample Seminar Texts and Plans

Bibliography

Glossary

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