You Can't Learn to Write Without Reading

You Can't Learn to Write Without Reading - You Can't Learn...

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You Can't Learn to Write Without Reading . Authors: Freedman, Morris Source: Education Week ; 11/15/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p32-32, 1/2p Document Type: Article Subject Terms: ENGLISH teachers LITERATURE WRITTEN communication READING -- Ability testing READING comprehension Abstract: The article reports on the lack of writing skills by many students and the need to read more to improve those skills. Although the author believes this to be an obvious fact, he is shocked that so many English educators fail to recognize this. He feels that the study of literature is important for showing students how to write more clearly and effectively. Lexile: 1220 Full Text Word Count: 869 ISSN: 02774232 Accession Number: 23320000 Database: MasterFILE Premier HTML Full Text You Can't Learn to Write Without Reading Listen Pause Loading Help Section: COMMENTARY Professional educators at times doggedly avoid the obvious. The U.S. Department of Education has tested tens of thousands of children on their writing ability and invariably found that, to quote one emblematic report, "many at each grade level continue to have serious difficulty in producing effective writing," and that students who read more write better. "[ To ] become good writers," a "Writing Report Card" from the National Assessment of Educational Progress said in 1992, "students need expert instruction, frequent practice, and
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constructive feedback." No doubt. But that report, like others before and since, left out the prime importance of reading . Can anyone learn to write at all without also knowing how to read? Simply, literacy includes capacity
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