In American schools reading and Writing are usually taught as separate subjects in the curriculum. This has been a convenient way to organize instruction even though for more than a century educators have advocated their integration. Research and pedagogy on integrating reading and writing (Chomsky, 1970; Loban, 1976; Smith, 1982) suggest "the facilitating effects of reading practice upon writing practice, and of writing practice upon reading skills" (Applebee, 1977; p. 536). Such proclamations have let to renewed interest and quests on the part of curriculum developers to design instructional programs that highlight relationships between expressive and receptive language skills.
Scott, Diana and Piazza, Carolyn L.
"Integrating Reading And Writing Lessons,"
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