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encouraging better student reading practices


Encouraging Better Student Reading Practices

“We normally acknowledge…that writing must be taught and continue to be taught from high school to college and perhaps beyond.  We accept it, I believe, because we can see writing, and we know that much of the writing we see is not good enough.  But we do not see reading. . . . I am certain, though, that if we could see it, we would be appalled.” – Robert Scholes from “The Transition to College Reading”

Behind the Scenes of Reading Assignments

12 Writing Activities that Complement Reading Assignments

Suggestions for Further Reading

Adler-Kassner, Linda and Heidi Estrem.  “Reading Practices in the Writing Classroom.”  WPA 31.1/2 (2007): 35-47.  Print.

Bean, Jon.  “Chapter 8: Helping Students Read Difficult Texts.”  Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.  133-148.  Print. 

Bunn, Michael.  “Motivation and Connection: Teaching Reading (and Writing) in the Composition Classroom.”  College Communication and Composition 64.3 (2013): 496-516.  Print. 
Carillo, Ellen C.  “Making Reading Visible in the Classroom.”  Currents in Teaching and Learning 1.2 (2009): 37-41.  Web. 

Elbow, Peter.  “The War Between Reading and Writing: And How to End It.”  Rhetoric Review 12.1 (1993): 5-24.  Print.

Gottschalk, Katherine and Keith Hjortshoj.  “Chapter 8: Links between Writing, Reading, Discussion, and Oral Presentation.”  The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines.  Boston: Beford/St. Martin’s, 2004.  121-144.  Print. 

Scholes, Robert.  “The Transition to College Reading.”  Pedagogy 2.2 (2002): 165-172.  Web.