ERIC Number: ED204741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Reading Strategies to Improve Writing Instruction.
Reading instructors have valuable expertise to share with writing instructors to improve the writing ability of students. Writing instructors often give reading assignments to provide topics for students' essays or discussion, without understanding the reading process. A reading teacher can (1) show the writing instructor how to determine the conceptual load and readability level of the assigned readings, (2) help the writing instructor form questions to aid in comprehension, (3) show writing instructors how to teach students to react critically to ideas, (4) encourage writing instructors to have students read each others' papers and look for some of the same qualities in their own papers, and (5) provide well-written essays that can serve as models for student writing. The reading teacher's skills can also be of assistance when students write research papers. Writing can strengthen the reading process as well; reinforced and consistent emphasis in writing papers with thesis statements should help students in finding the thesis statements in future reading. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reading Writing Relationship; Teacher Collaboration
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).