I read Chapter 7 yesterday and thought I would comment on it while I had a little time before class.
I am liking the clear way in which Stead lays out his plans. The student examples and stories of the classroom keep me engaged.
I feel it is pretty important in our society today to be able to differentiate between fact and opinion and recognize the persuasive tactics that we are bombarded with everyday. I feel that a teacher should eleborate about the tools he mentions that nonfiction authors use and inform the students that these are the very same tactics that advertising firms use to get them to buy sugared cereal and Playstations.
Just my two cents,