Good Thinking

Teaching Argument, Persuasion, and Reasoning

A large part of our everyday communication involves argumentation and reasoning—for example, when we want to persuade others, make good purchasing decisions, or analyze the messages we receive from advertisers and politicians. But how well do we prepare students for these tasks?

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A large part of our everyday communication involves argumentation and reasoning—for example, when we want to persuade others, make good purchasing decisions, or analyze the messages we receive from advertisers and politicians. But how well do we prepare students for these tasks? Can they critically evaluate a speaker’s point of view? Understand rhetorical devices? Apply logic? Build an effective argument, whether written or spoken?

In his new book, Good Thinking, Erik Palmer s...read more

About the Author(s)

Erik Palmer is an educational consultant based in Denver, Colorado. He didn't start out as an educational consultant, however. Erik left law school and entered the commodity brokerage business. He managed a retail brokerage firm, ultimately incorporated a trading company, and took it public.

Table of Contents

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Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introducing Good Thinking

Chapter 2: Thinking in the Standards

Chapter 3: That Seems Logical

Chapter 4: Evaluating Arguments

Chapter 5: Prove It!

Chapter 6: From Argument to Persuasion

Chapter 7: That Seems Reasonable

Chapter 8: Activities to Develop Reasoning

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Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 152 pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: WEB-1064
ISBN: 978-1-62531-064-4

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