READING – WRITING RELATIONS. Are there any?. Agenda. The Rationale Literature Review The Purpose of the Study The Study The Research Questions The Results of the Study. The rationale.
Are there any?
Basic comprehension requires:
(Grabe, 1999; Pressley, 1998; Snow, Burns, and Griffin 1998)
Writers need to balance:
Traditionally: reading and writing regarded as two separate skills:
Recently: reading and writing should be taught together, and reading and writing activities should go hand-in-hand and supplement each other (Tierney and Pearson, 1983), as they are
Our aim: to help our students
Reading, which builds the knowledge base of written texts, helps L2 learners acquire necessary language constructs, such as
- grammatical structures,
-discourse rules for writing,
and facilitates the process of acquisition