The Questioning Reader is an innovative, thematic freshman anthology that asserts the primacy of questioning and inquiry as strategies for gaining knowledge.
Because the vital give-and-take of conversation between a writer and a questioning reader lives in every good piece of writing, questioning infuses this reader's organization and pedagogy. Each thematic chapter title fixes an essential question for today's world. An introductory chapter, â Reading, Writing, and the Inquiring Mind,â guides students through the reading and writing process and lays out questioning strategies as the source for understanding a text and composing one. Also, penetrating pre- and post-reading questions with each selection challenge students and promote critical thinking, reading, and writing.