Reading is more than looking at the words on a page. Critical reading involves re-reading text to “dentify patterns of elements — information, values, assumptions, and language usage– throughout the discussion. These elements are tied together in an interpretation, an assertion of an underlying meaning of the text as a whole.”
Carnegie report follow-up to Writing Next. This report provides evidence answering the following three questions:
1. Does writing about material students read enhance their reading comprehension?
2. Does teaching writing strengthen students’ reading skills?
3. Does increasing how much students write improve how well they read?
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