What are critical reading skills?

 
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Introduction
 

As readers make sense of what they read, they use various relationships of ideas to aid recognition and fluency.

 

Critical reading as a goal includes the ability to evaluate ideas socially or politically.

Definition
 

Critical reading skills are the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize what one reads. They are the ability to see relationships of ideas and use them as an aid in reading.

Examples
 

Here are some examples of critical reading skills:

 
  • Seeing questions and expecting answers
  • Seeing cause and effect

    Example:

    Being able to supply the correct word in a clause such as this one:

    • “If you drop it, it will b...”
  • Seeing steps in a process

    Example:

    Being able to supply the correct word in a clause such as this one:

    • “Pull up a chair and s...”
  • Seeing comparisons

    Example:

    Being able to supply the correct word in a phrase such as this one:

    • “As big as an e...”
  • Seeing generalization and itemization

    Example:

    Being able to supply the correct word in a phrase such as this one:

    • “Fruits that grow in our village are ...”
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