The Reader in the Writer

The Reader In The Writer
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This book explores how teachers can bring reading and writing together effectively in the teaching of literacy. As Margaret Meek Spencer points out in her Preface, most people assume that children’s reading influences their writing but there has been very little research into exactly how children’s reading experiences are linked to their progress in writing .


The book draws on a year’s research in Year 5 classrooms where pupils were introduced to challenging literature as part of the teaching of literacy. It pinpoints effective practice in teaching, underlines the importance of certain experiences, such as writing in role, for children’s improved achievements as writers, and identifies literary texts that led to high quality writing.

Authors: Myra Barrs and Valerie Cork
ISBN: 1 877267 25 4