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ERIC Number: EJ855953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
This Writing Business: Nurturing the Literacy Habit in the School Library
Bush, Gail
School Library Monthly, v26 n2 p38-40 Oct 2009
While there is no guarantee that competence in reading or writing results in competence in the other, the skills are related and research suggests that instruction in both reinforces the other. Recommendations strongly support the integration of teaching these skills. Indeed, the integration of all the language arts including speaking, listening, reading, and writing are recommended, especially as students move into learning through the disciplines for improved learning in each of the content areas. It seems unlikely that there is a more accommodating learning environment in the school than the library to integrate the learning of these skills with authentic resources that lend themselves to inquiry learning. This article discusses aspects of the reading/writing connection that comfortably fit within the auspices of the school library program. While some fall into the "this is being done already" category, others might give cause to consider new possibilities to enhance writing instruction through the school library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A