Students analyze Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Dan Kurland's www.criticalreading.com
Subtitled "The Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing," this site includes sections on critical reading of both literary and nonliterary texts. It is rich with examples.
Themes and Essential Questions: Framing Inquiry and Promoting Critical Thinking
This site offers tips for developing essential questions. It also offers models for grades 6 and up and for selected themes. Follow links on the right for additional resources.