Two Handouts to Use When Teaching Critical Reading
Critical reading is an important skill needed for success in high school and college. Critical reading supports critical writing. The first handout explains what critical reading is; the second provides 8 steps to creating a piece of writing that is based on the critical reading of primary and secondary sources. The handouts can be duplicated and distributed to students; the handouts not only explain the importance of critical reading, they show how to integrate critical reading skills into the writing of essays. Both handouts have been successfully used in college Freshman English courses.