Integrating Reading and Writing

Research supports the idea that reading and writing have the greatest impact on student achievement when they are integrated. Each of you holds

different positions in your school. Some of you may not be in a classroom. Even so, you can strengthen the literacy program at your school. Use

the questions to guide your responses and comments on the posts of at least two peers..
• In your position, how can you influence the reading-writing program at your school?
• What is one strategy or activity that you could use to strengthen the reading-writing connection? Share your best idea with colleagues.
• Why should writing be an integral part of a comprehensive literacy program at your school?