The Reading and Writing Connection
The connection between reading and writing is often overlooked and skill-building for these subjects are usually discussed separately. This relationship is so important, however that it is emphasized early in the training of Reading Recovery(TM) teachers that one can not be effectively taught without the other. What a child learns about stories, the world of print and his relationship to them while reading, he can apply to writing; just as the same lessons and experiences in writing will aid him in reading.
Early readers and writers vary in their ability to make cross-print connections. One child may notice a word in a book that she practiced writing at school the week before, when another may not recognize it at all, for example.
Tips for building cross-print connections
Here are some ways to draw attention to the connections between reading and writing at home:
Reading time tips that benefit writing development:
Writing tips that reinforce reading strategies:
Has your son or daughter made a connection between reading and writing? Please tell us about it in the comments!
Post written by Ida Mae West-Simone a.k.a. That Fun Reading Teacher
Read/write image courtesy of edwardsamuel
Girl printing alphabet image courtesy of Hallgerd
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