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ERIC Number: EJ920615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Reciprocity between Reading and Writing: Strategic Processing as Common Ground
Anderson, Nancy L.; Briggs, Connie
Reading Teacher, v64 n7 p546-549 Apr 2011
Connecting reading and writing has important implications for all readers, but particularly for those who struggle in learning to read and write. Based on their work with children who struggle, the authors focus on reciprocal cognitive operations or strategies that draw on sources of knowledge used in both reading and writing. Their aim in this article is to explain teaching for reciprocity from a strategic processing perspective. They also provide some explicit language for teachers to use in helping children build common ground between reading and writing. Making explicit connections to searching, monitoring, and self-correcting exponentially increases children's opportunities to develop parallel processes for reading and writing. As teachers explore this reciprocal relationship in the classroom, they will be surprised at how children learn more quickly as they begin to make connections. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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