Critical Reading

Students should be able to read and evaluate written materials from a variety of genres.

Teaching Resources

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Lesson Ideas & Plans

Reading Rhetorically (Katie Johnson)
This lesson takes students through Casey Boyle’s ideas on how to read more critically, preparing them for the kind of reading we want them to do in Writing 150.

Mindful Reading (Maren Nield)
Using the chapter in Mindful Writing, this lesson teaches students about the difference between surface-level and deeper reading.

Rhetorical Reading (Katie Bullock)
This lesson provides several activities to help students engage in closer reading, including revisiting the scriptural story of the Stripling Warriors.

Critical Reading (Jessica Johnson)
This lesson walks students through critically reading texts in context of the conference paper genre.