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TCRWP Twitter Chat: Make More Reading And Writing Connections Between Workshops


Read the Storify transcript of Wednesday's Twitter chat below.

By Anna Gratz Cockerille

Reading and writing are so inextricably linked that often it seems impossible to teach one without the other. Writing instruction is crucial for children learning to read, and reading instruction is crucial for children learning to write. During certain reading and writing workshop units, for example, during research-based units when the reading that students do fuels their writing, it can be difficult to tell where reading workshop ends and writing workshop begins. This is exactly as it should be. Reading and writing development work as a continuous, positive feedback loop, in which greater facility with one leads to greater facility with the other.

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