Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.

Some Cognitive Functions in Literacy – How Working Memory Affects Reading and Writing

Some cognitive functions in literacy – How working memory affects reading and writing

Brain and Bottlenecks

Differences between oracy and literacy – Working memory and its constraints – Memory spans in adults and children – Developing effective skills in writing and reading – Using assessment in setting challenges for progress – Dyslexia and dysgraphia – Chapter summary – Teacher activity

Differences between Oracy and Literacy

Wilkinson has classified the language arts as follows:

Since production of language involves creating, and creating something understandable, whereas reception involves understanding of the message, the cognitive load is greater for production than for reception. Writing therefore requires more effort than reading, despite reading including the mental effort of bringing meaning to ...

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