Many educators continue to treat reading and writing as separate subjects. In response to this observation, the authors offer four research-based writing strategies that teachers can use to improve student reading comprehension through writing. The writing strategies—About/Point, Cubing, Four Square Graphic Organizer, and Read, Respond, Revisit, Discuss—reinforce reading comprehension by helping students strengthen their skills at summarizing, thinking in-depth from multiple perspectives, activating and organizing numerous thoughts, and creating interest through meaningful social interactions.
Wallace, R., Pearman, C., Hail, C., & Hurst, B. (2007). Writing for Comprehension. Reading Horizons, 48 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol48/iss1/5