Examining Reasoning, 1st Edition

  • Tracy Ocasio
  • Dr. Robert J. Marzano
  • Published By: Learning Sciences International
  • ISBN-10: 194111234X
  • ISBN-13: 9781941112342
  • DDC: 370.1524
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 90 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Examining Reasoning, part of the Marzano Center: Essentials for Achieving Rigor series, explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. Students need to know how to state a claim and support it with evidence. They must be able to examine their own thinking and the thinking of others. As they consider the logic in their reasoning, they become adept at examining errors, identifying flawed logic, and, ultimately, deepening their understanding of the content.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series.
Table of Contents.
About the Authors.
Examining Reasoning.
Examining Logic in Reasoning.
1: Instructional Technique 1: Using Logic to Examine a Response.
2: Instructional Technique 2: Examining Errors and the Accuracy of a Response.
3: Instructional Technique 3: Examining the Efficiencies of Multiple Methods of Problem Solving.
Supporting Claims and Assertions with Evidence.
4: Instructional Technique 4: Producing and Defending Claims Related to Content.
5: Instructional Technique 5: Identifying and Analyzing Claims in an Author’s Work.
6: Instructional Technique 6: Judging Reasoning and Evidence in an Author’s Work.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Robert J. Marzano

Dr. Robert J. Marzano is CEO and co-founder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which specializes in school reform efforts to enhance student academic achievement. Over his 40 years in education, the central theme of his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators. He is the author of more than 30 books, 150 articles, and more than 100 curriculum guides and related materials for teachers and students.