Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2008

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Don B. Woodcock

Second Committee Member

Bobby Jean Cummings

Third Committee Member

Yukari Amos


The evidence from the literature review points to the challenge students of Washington State face today. Reading and writing are the key components in all content areas students are required to learn in today's schools. The challenge for educators is to provide reading and writing instruction that will enable our students to become proficient in the skills they need to pass high stakes assessments like the WASL and become productive members of our ever changing global society. This project presents a model of integrating writing to learn strategies into the reading curriculum. A discussion of the rationale supporting this model is provided, as well as a review of related literature and research in this area. The repertoire of writing strategies in the model is designed to integrate writing with reading. The use of these writing to learn strategies will encourage the student to think about and interact with text in a variety of ways. Integrating writing with reading will enhance reading comprehension and improve writing skills.