Authentic literacy activities for developing comprehension and writing

Duke, Nell K.; Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Hall, Leigh A.; Tower, Cathy
December 2006
Reading Teacher;Dec/Jan2007, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p344
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of authentic literacy activities for developing comprehension and writing. The terms authentic literacy and authentic reading and writing are familiar to many teachers because they are encouraged to include them activities in their instruction. Many believe that students need to read authentic literature and to engage in authentic writing. Authentic literacy activities in the classroom are conceptualized as those that replicate or reflect reading and writing activities that occur in the lives of people outside of a learning-to-read-and-write context and purpose.


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