Learning the write way

Gammill, Deidra M.
May 2006
Reading Teacher;May2006, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p754
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the writing-to-learn approach, which can be used across disciplines to foster critical thinking skills. Writing-to-learn, a component of a larger program called writing across the curriculum, is based on the idea that the writing process is very similar to the speaking, thinking and learning processes. Primarily, writing-to-learn is an effective tool in helping students become active instead of passive learners, and the classroom becomes student centered rather than teacher centered. This approach is also an excellent tool for building reading comprehension. One writing-to-learn strategy, the K-W-L chart, represents what students Know, what they Want to know, and what they Learn, all used in conjunction to build comprehension with expository texts.


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