ERIC Number: ED462845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Writing-Reading Connection: A Pamphlet Project at Yang-Ming University.
This project emphasized the writing-reading connection in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) curriculum, noting the effects of integrating nonfiction reading about culture into writing tasks and investigating reading-for-writing activities that functioned as an extension from the EFL classrooms to the outside world. The project occurred in a freshman English reading and writing class at a Taiwanese university. Students were taught skills in research, notetaking, summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesizing, writing for an audience, writing in a neutral tone, using the computer for word processing and information searching, and APA documentation style. A theme on Chinese, aboriginal, or other cultures was established to enhance cross-cultural communication and examine how cultural background and literacy context affected reading comprehension and writing skills. Students collected data and created a pamphlet using these skills, which functioned as an extension of the EFL classroom into the real world. Critical thinking in both reading and writing was facilitated and emphasized during all the reading and writing processes. Teacher and peer feedback were an integral part of the process. Students improved their own proficiencies as they provided feedback to peers. These various interactive procedures were very helpful in students' learning processes. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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