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TH11 - Teaching Writing Through Reading 
March 21, 2013   2:15pm - 3:30pm
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Because they don't think of writing in terms of a conversation or a dialogue, student writers are inclined to produce what reading researchers call "inconsiderate texts." These are texts that don't provide enough clues to help readers understand how and what each new sentence contributes to the one that came before. While there are probably numerous ways to address the problem of inconsiderate texts, this workshop focuses solely on using explicit reading instruction to teach basic writing. In more concrete terms, it offers a sequence of explanations and exercises designed to achieve two goals: (1) give students a basic understanding of what readers do in the process of reading expository prose and (2) show students how to switch roles and apply what they know about reading to the writing of accessible texts that keep the reader in mind at all times.

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