ERIC Number: ED150568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
"Writer" and "Reader" as Complementary Roles.
Kroll, Barry M.
The theoretical language-skills model of James Britton can be used to explain the usefulness of reading instruction in developing competence in writing at the college level. Britton's model of writing, adjusted for mature writers, involves four stages: prewriting, writing, reconsidering, and editing. The first two stages, prewriting and writing, can be seen as the "writer's role"; reconsidering and editing can be seen as the "reader's role." Teachers can improve the students' reader role through guided experience with texts, which develops the sense of audience necessary for reconsidering and editing compositions. For example, teaching the technique of scanning for information when reading an article can impress on the students the necessity of highlighting the topic and signaling the subtopics with markers when writing an article, and teaching reading survey skills and the process of extracting information from a title will help writers create meaningful titles for their own work. (CC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Reading Association (20th, Champaign, Illinois, October 28-29, 1977)