ERIC Number: ED395294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
First and Second Language: The Reading and Writing Connection.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
To assist second language teachers, administrators, parents, and other teachers to better understand how foreign language instruction helps students develop literacy skills, this paper discusses research about the commonalities between first and second language reading and writing. It is an outgrowth of the North Carolina State Board of Education's plan for restructuring public education. Sections of the paper address (1) the comparison of reading and writing in first and second language; (2) the reading and writing process; (3) some effective reading and writing strategies; (4) the connection to the second language curriculum; and (5) assessment. The paper also briefly discusses the role of grammar in writing, the interrelation of the four language skills, and the use of authentic text in reading and writing. Contains 17 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina