Ch 20: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Critical Thinking for Reading

About This Chapter

Review the skills associated with critical thinking for reading as you prepare to take the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam. This chapter includes lessons that will help you go over how critical thinking can be applied to reading texts.

AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Critical Thinking for Reading - Chapter Summary

You will find questions about critical thinking for reading on the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 test. This chapter will help you brush up on critical thinking topics as you prepare for the exam. Use the lessons within this chapter to review:

  • The definition of critical thinking
  • Steps in the critical thinking process
  • Ways to teach and develop critical thinking skills
  • Important qualities of critical thinkers
  • Ways to use questioning in the classroom
  • The importance of reading and writing

These engaging lessons are accompanied by quizzes that allow you to make sure you understand how to encourage critical reading. The quizzes link back to the lessons, allowing you to review any topics you want to focus further on.

7 Lessons in Chapter 20: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Critical Thinking for Reading
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What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning

1. What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning

Critical thinking is a term that we hear a lot, but many people don't really stop to think about what it means or how to use it. This lesson will tell you exactly what it means and make you realize that the average person largely ignores critical thinking.

The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

2. The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

In this lesson, you'll learn the steps involved in the critical thinking process. You'll consider how coming to a conclusion effectively involves multiple questions that get you thinking about a topic in a new way.

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

3. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills

4. Developing Critical Thinking Skills

In this lesson we'll explore critical thinking skills, examine how they develop, and provide a few sample exercises that can be used to work on these skills with individuals of all age ranges. A short quiz follows.

Qualities of a Critical Thinker

5. Qualities of a Critical Thinker

Are you a critical thinker? This lesson looks at the qualities necessary for critical thinking and why this is useful for developing a better understanding of the world around you.

Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

6. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Reading and Writing for Personal Growth

7. Reading and Writing for Personal Growth

In this lesson, we will discuss how reading and writing can expand our world views by allowing us to see things from other perspectives and challenge our own viewpoints.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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