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ERIC Number: ED319012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
The Thought/Reading/Writing Connection: How To Connect.
McAllister, Elizabeth
The reading and writing abilities of children work together from the inception of thought to produce literacy. Children can read and write for learning and enjoyment. Each activity enhances the other's development at all levels, thus, writing should not be held back until reading is accomplished at a set level. Children come to school rich in language, and it is up to teachers to "prime the pump," tap the schema, and prove it to them. Then learning to read and write becomes a joy, personal and private, or cooperative and shared. Teachers can get started in this venture by: (1) creating a desire to read and write by reading to the class, daily; (2) setting up an environment that is stimulating and rich in vocabulary; (3) providing centers that contain all of the writing tools needed; (4) writing "story starters" on index cards for students to select; (5) setting up an expository writing center in the classroom; (6) providing a list of ideas that students can expand upon; (7) letting students share their writing products with other classrooms; and (8) most important, providing time each day for reading and writing activities to evolve into products of student creativity. (Four figures are included; 48 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A