Graduate Project Title

The Reading and Writing Connection

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1991

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Randy Wallace

Second Committee Member

David N. Shorr

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


Many children are graduating from school lacking skills in writing. This project reviews the literature in order to establish a theoretical justification for improving writing through reading. Using materials from the classroom and library, activities are presented that emphasize writing as well as reading. Some writing activities will be presented before reading and some writing activities will be presented after reading. Thus each activity will reflect the reading/writing connection, and create a basis from which writing should improve.