ERIC Number: ED205903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Writing Composition Activities to Enhance Reading Comprehension.
Gold, Janet T.
A program of written composition based on reading comprehension can help students gain greater in-depth understanding of reading materials. Once the reading comprehension skill has been clearly defined for the class, the writing activity can provide clarification by allowing for analysis of the definition through written manipulation of language. In preparing the lesson, teachers should consider the selection of skills, the choice of topic, and strategies for grouping students. The list of reading comprehension skills could come from any number of sources, and should be listed in order of priority. Writing topics should be of high interest to students to motivate them. There are three key words for student grouping--appropriateness, flexibility, and diversity. The comprehension/writing lesson should begin with the presentation of a directed reading lesson, while the skill to be presented should be clearly defined using vocabulary appropriate to the students. In planning the writing lesson, teachers should include the lesson objective, warm-up exercises, clarification of the activity objective, statement of the assignment, writing, editing, follow-up, and display of the final product. (Examples of composition activities related to the comprehension skills of paraphrasing, summarizing, and fact/opinion are included.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Reading Writing Relationship