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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of September 23rd

posted Sep 23, 2018, 7:18 PM by Courtney Richardson
Include guided writing in your guided reading lessons; reading and writing are mutually beneficial language processes.  

What children learn in reading can help them in writing, and vice versa. However, not all children make this connection naturally. 
- Dr. Diane Deford, a RR trainer, taught me the importance of digging a ditch between the child’s pool of reading knowledge and his or her pool of writing knowledge. 
- A guided reading lesson that includes assisted or guided writing digs that ditch. It provides an opportunity for students to extend their comprehension by writing about the text, and it provides an opportunity for teachers to provide individual, scaffolded instruction to help students become better writers.