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Reason to read : thinking strategies for life through literature

Author: Cathy Collins Block; John N Mangieri
Publisher: Menlo Park, Calif. : Innovative Learning Publications, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1995-1996.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Collins Block; John N Mangieri
ISBN: 0201490471 9780201490473 020149048X 9780201490480 0201490498 9780201490497
OCLC Number: 31631480
Notes: "Grades 4-8"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. Asking questions while reading, thinking, and listening --
Comparing and contrasting (after asking questions) to overcome confusion --
Recognizing patterns to increase retention --
Understanding different points of view --
Eliminating propaganda before making a decision --
Making decisions by recognizing facts, opinions, and reasoned judgments --
Solving problems using PSP --
Solving small problems independently --
Recognizing strengths and weaknesses --
Monitoring understanding and increasing comprehension --
Creating mental images to stay focused --
Brainstorming to become more creative --
Working cooperatively in groups --
Gaining confidence and becoming more responsible --
Setting achievable goals --
Review. Vol. 2. Interpreting new information --
Summarizing to remember more --
Finding cause-and-effect relationships --
Suspending judgments --
Making decisions using the weighted characteristics test --
Making decisions using grids --
Reasoning "backward" --
Analyzing successes and failures --
Increasing metacomprehension --
Increasing creativity by improving first ideas --
Creating original ideas --
Eliminating blocks to creativity --
Negotiating to accomplish more in groups --
Characterizing leaders, winners, and creative thinkers --
Covb mpleting big projects --
Review. Vol. 3. Drawing conclusions from new information --
Drawing inferences to gain deeper meaning --
Reasoning to improve comprehension --
Using foresight when thinking about the future --
Judging the credibility of sources --
Evaluating decisions --
Using the listing strategy to solve problems --
Using analogies to solve problems and explain ideas --
Identifying talents and personal strengths --
Increasing metacognition to improve performance --
Becoming more inventive --
Using reciprocity to increase group productivity --
Becoming a good group leader --
Reasoning through beliefs --
Increasing concentration and memory --
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Responsibility: Cathy Collins Block, John N. Mangieri.

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