Writing: importance, development, and instruction
- An ABC Literacy Journey: Anchoring in Texts, Bridging Language, and Creating Stories. Evers, Amy J.; Lang, Lisa F.; Smith, Sharon V. // Reading Teacher;Mar2009, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p461
The article discusses the use of alphabet books and writing workshop techniques to teaching reading and writing methods. The authors note how conversation, reading and writing are all aspects of literacy that affect each other and comment on the use of educational technology in literacy...
- A capacity theory of writing: Working memory in composition. McCutchen, Deborah // Educational Psychology Review;Sep96, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p299
Examines the role of working memory to individual and developmental differences in writing and reading skills. Definition of working memory; Arguments on working memory and capacity theories in reading; Documentation of capacity limitations in components of reading and writing processes.
- Attack of the Germs! Wedner, Diane // National Geographic Explorer - Pathfinder Edition;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p10
The article presents a teacher's guide to improve reading and writing by having students find ways in which the author of a story about germs and the immune system uses facts to explain ideas, and defines several words and phrases used in the story including "antibody," "immune system," and "virus."
- Better Reading Through Writing. // Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook;Mar2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p9
The article discusses highlights of Carnegie Corp.'s report, titled "Writing to Read," which stated that working on the writing skills of students helps improve their reading skills.
- Teaching Information Evaluation with the Five Ws. Radom, Rachel; Gammons, Rachel W. // Reference & User Services Quarterly;Summer2014, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p334
Researchers developed an information evaluation activity used in one-shot library instruction for English composition classes. The activity guided students through evaluation using the "Five Ws" method of inquiry (who, what, when, etc.). A summative assessment determined student recall and...
- Writing and reading in a first-grade Writers' Workshop: A parent's perspective. Baker, Eleanor C. // Reading Teacher;Feb94, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p372
Describes the author's experience as a parent volunteer at a writing and reading program called Writers' Workshop in her son's first-grade classroom. Philosophy behind the Writers' Workshop; Suggestions for parent volunteers on guiding the child in his lessons; Behavior of author's son during...
- SCHOLASTIC ACTION TEACHING GUIDE Vol. 36, No. 8, February 4, 2013. Brian, Sarah Jane // Scholastic Action (Teacher's Edition);2/4/2013, Vol. 36 Issue 8, pT1
This section presents lesson plans for below level readers in grades 6 to 12 which teach concepts such as tracing a central idea in the text, writing a short memoir, and integrating information from different texts using articles published in the February 4, 2013 issue of "Scholastic Action."
- WRITING. ZUBRZYCK, JACKIE // Education Week;2/8/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 20, p5
The article discusses "Writing to Read: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Writing and Writing Instruction on Reading," a study conducted by educational researchers Steve Graham and Michael Hebert regarding the relationship between writing and reading skills in students.
- Is a Picture Worth $2,500? Jaeger, Paige // School Library Journal;Aug2012, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p17
The article discusses an aspect of the U.S. state educational guidelines Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that involves the presentation of research, noting the importance of infographics. It is said that this is part of the CCSS objective to prepare College and Career Ready (CCR) students,...