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ERIC Number: ED239241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Writing as an Extension of the Directed Reading Activity.
Crews, Ruthellen
Research indicating a strong correlation between reading and writing skills has been used to create effective teaching activities; this paper summarizes research findings and describes teaching activities in three classrooms. (1) As students' reading comprehension and recall have been shown to improve following instruction in summary writing, a sixth grade class discussed a reading selection, listed important ideas, and created summary statements of the content. Students then heard and critiqued these statements. (2) In conjunction with a unit on "wild creatures," a second grade class created animal riddles and organized data on specific animals into charts. They then organized that information into reports, had peer and teacher conferences on their writing, and had revised and edited reports bound into individual books. (3) Analysis of the structure of basal reader stories served as a basis for student writing in a fourth grade class. Although more research is needed on the relationship between reading and writing, extending the activities in a reading group to include discussion of content, writing, and responding to what is written enhances both reading and writing skills. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A