ERIC Number: ED253877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Is Reading: 26 Ways to Connect.
Intended to help elementary school children integrate the skills of writing and reading at an early age, this booklet discusses research concerning the cognitive processes and acquisition of reading and writing skills, and presents teaching methods and resources to help young children make the connection. The first half of the booklet explores research concerning the interrelationship of reading and writing and children's perception of this connection before being taught these two activities in school, often in isolation from each other. It also discusses the use of children's literature as models for children's writing. The second half of the booklet presents 26 teaching methods and appropriate resources, based on each letter of the alphabet, for helping students make the transition from reading to writing. Examples include (1) alphabet books, (2) character development, (3) dreams, (4) holidays, (5) imaginary friends, (6) newspapers, (7) script writing and storytelling, (8) team writing, and (9) verse. (HTH)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Processes, Early Reading, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Language Acquisition, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Writing Readiness, Writing Research, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 59044, $5.00 member, $6.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.