Writing About Reading: Writing About Vocabulary
Teaching students to write about vocabulary in interesting ways
Here we grow again! A new focus on literacy skills resource collection is being planned and built for the WritingFix website.
Way back in 2006, the WritingFix website co-sponsored the creation of a quality print resource for 4th-12th grade teachers. The Reading in the Content Areas Guide provided ideas for teachers in five areas: 1) engaging students before, during, and after reading; 2) teaching content area vocabulary; 3) using text patterns to teach reading comprehension in non-fiction writing; 4) note-taking and summarizing strategies; 5) using collaborative reading strategies.
Over 3000 copies of the Reading in the Content Areas Guide are now being used not only in Northern Nevada but also across the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Teachers who have purchased and used the guide have adapted many of its strategies to fit their teaching style, and many have shared those adaptations with us.
During 2009 and 2010, WritingFix will be further developing its collection of resources that focus on the connections between writing and reading comprehension. New ideas on teaching vocabulary meaningfully--ones not featured in the Reading in the Content Areas Guide--will eventually be housed on this page.
If you have technqiues for teaching students to write about vocabulary that you'd like to share, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We always send a free NNWP publication with teachers whose ideas we post here.
During 2009 and 2010, please continue to check back with us. This page will grow as the school year progresses.