Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.
Chapter 9: Using Reading to Enhance Writing
Using Reading to Enhance Writing
Higher level reading skills – Cloze procedure – Prediction and sequencing -Characterization and scene setting – Awareness of bias – Style and form -Summarizing and main idea analysis – Comprehension and the Barrett taxonomy – Approaches to the class novel – Chapter summary – Teacher activity
Higher Level Reading Skills
Reading is part of the enrichment discussed in the last chapter. Kinmont stresses the importance of the interdependence between reading and writing, emphasizing the need for children's literary experiences in developing their awareness of links between the two language modes (Kinmont, 1990). Both listening to stories and reading them for oneself are part of this, but text studies, as in the Literacy Hour, are also vital in ...