Author:
Howard Miller
Subject:
Reading Informational Text, U.S. History
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • Analytical
  • Critical Reading
  • Literacy
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Critical Analysis of Text: Reading History

    Overview

    This module is aimed at college freshmen, although it could be used with slightly older or slightly younger students.  Its purpose is to instruct students on the process of engaging with the kinds of text they are likely to encounter in their first year in college.  Included are an introduction that establishes a set of "rules" for reading text with a critical/analytical eye, a sample text drawn from an OER source, and a model of how to read the text.

    Preparation

    See attached module.  The module can be used for online instruction in the mode of the "flipped classroom," or it can be presented as part of a face-to-face course.  Instructors may wish to develop additional questions using this or other similar history texts.  

    Section 1

    This module is aimed at college freshmen, although it could be used with slightly older or slightly younger students.  Its purpose is to instruct students on the process of engaging with the kinds of text they are likely to encounter in their first year in college.  Included are an introduction that establishes a set of "rules" for reading text with a critical/analytical eye, a sample text drawn from an OER source, and a model of how to read the text.