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ERIC Number: EJ1200426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Leveraging Reading-Writing Connections through Three Transformative Reading Lenses
De Piero, Zack K.
Higher Education Research and Development, v38 n1 p170-184 2019
In surveys and semi-structured interviews, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) discussed the role of reading in their first-year composition (FYC) courses infused with 'writing about writing' and 'teaching for transfer' perspectives. Three transformative reading lenses played a pivotal role in instructors' pedagogies -- deconstructing genres, situating texts in discourse communities, and reading like a writer -- that each embody a paramount threshold concept in Writing Studies: writing is a social and rhetorical activity. GTAs' responses indicate that these transformative reading lenses facilitate students' ability to make reading-writing connections. When students engage texts through these lenses, the act of reading becomes a tool for shaping students' current and future writing development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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