Stock Image

Palmer, Erik

ISBN 10: 1625310641 / ISBN 13: 9781625310644
Published by Stenhouse Pub, 2016
New Condition: New
From Pbshop (Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 20, 2015

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
List Price: US$ 24.00
Price: US$ 24.14 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781625310644

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: PAP

Book Condition:New

About this title


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 shows teachers of all subject matters how to transform the activities they already use into openings for improving student thinking. Building on his previous work in Well Spoken (Stenhouse, 2011) and Digitally Speaking (Stenhouse, 2014), he reveals how all students, not just those in advanced classes, can begin developing sophisticated reasoning skills that will improve their oral and written communications.
Blending theory with practice, Palmer shares a wide range of classroom-tested lessons, including ways to understand argument in paintings and images, address ad hominem attacks using a traveling debate, create a class comedy club, write syllogisms, analyze character and plot development, and teach logic through a class Booger Patrol. He explains complex concepts in simple, practical language that gives teachers a deft understanding of the principles of good arguments, proper use of evidence, persuasive techniques, and rhetorical tricks.
“Once you start looking, you’ll see arguments everywhere,” Palmer writes. “All of them are opportunities to teach good thinking.”

From the Back Cover:

"Teaching students to articulate reasoned opinions--getting beyond "I like it. I like it. I hate it. I hate it."--is one of the most challenging tasks any teacher faces. Erik Palmer offers practical suggestions for building the habits of mind that lead not only to rich and powerful classroom discourse but also to thoughtful and responsible citizenship."
                   Carol Jago, author & past president of the National Council of Teachers of English

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Ordering - Please place your order via the AbeBooks website and allow 2 working days for dispatch from our US Warehouse. Delivery thereafter is 4 to 14 business days. Returns - We hope you will be delighted with everything you buy from us. However, if you do need to return an item to us, we kindly ask that goods are returned in their original condition within 14 days of receipt. In this instance the return cost must be borne by the buyer. In the event you receive an item which is not as advertis...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Ships from our US Warehouse in approximately 2 working days. Delivery thereafter is 4 to 14 business days.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express