Children's Literature in the Reading Program
Inviting All Students Into the Literacy Arena Through Writing and Sharing Connections
Deborah A. Wooten
Patricia W. White
In today's technological age, it is more important than ever for students know how to read and write clearly, critically, and concisely. However, serious reading problems exist among adolescent learners. Teachers in all content areas can help rectify this problem by guiding their students in acquiring good reading and writing skills. In this chapter, the authors describe the Writing and Sharing Connections method, a process that supports content area learning while addressing the mechanics of reading and writing. Writing and Sharing Connections intrinsically differentiates learning so that all students are actively engaged in the process. Relatively simple to install and conduct, Writing and Sharing Connections becomes an enjoyable interdisciplinary literature-based approach to teaching and learning.
Wooten, D.A., & White, P.W. (2009).
Inviting All Students Into the Literacy Arena Through Writing and Sharing Connections.
In D.A. Wooten, & B.E. Cullinan (Eds.), Children's Literature in the Reading Program (pp. 121-129). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.