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Writing to Learn in Content Area Disciplines
Writing to learn in content area disciplines

Reading usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer.

A Rationale for Writing to Learn

As teachers, we are well aware of the phenomenon that we often see: The students who are good readers are often the good writers as well. Vacca and Vacca (2008) suggest that since good readers tend to read more, they are, as a result, exposed to more writing, which helps them to become better writers. And, since they are both good readers and good writers, they are simply willing to read and write more, giving truth to the adage ...

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