ERIC Number: ED244251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Techniques for Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction in Secondary and Post-Secondary Reading Programs.
Towns, Sanna Nimtz
The insight and understanding gained from various discourse models can allow teachers of reading and writing to focus on the many ways reading and writing instruction can be integrated. For example, syntactically oriented writing exercises such as sentence combining and Francis Christensen's generative rhetoric of a sentence can assist students in the effective writing of sentences and paragraphs, and can be applied to the reading process so that students can become analytical readers of complex sentences and paragraphs. Christensen's rhetoric of sentences and paragraphs allows student-writers the possibility of learning to see and create relationships within and between sentences. Sentence combining, on the other hand, allows students to manipulate sentence structures in order to compose more syntactically mature sentences. One useful approach to analyzing complex sentences is to have students practice sentence-combining in reverse; the breaking down of sentences into parts. Another approach is to teach students to understand how Christensen's free modifiers function and how they may function on various levels of a sentence, depending on their structural functions. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Christensen (Francis); Generative Rhetoric; Reading Writing Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Reading Association (13th, Biloxi, MS, January 12-14, 1984).