Language Connections: Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum

  • WAC, reading, writing to learn, Literacy, Student Writing

Edited by Toby Fulwiler and Art Young
Digitized by the Colorado State University Library. Originally edited for digital presentation in 2000 by Heidi Scott.

CoverLanguage Connections, originally published by NCTE in 1982, focuses on general language skills teachers in all disciplines can use "to enhance student learning and, at the same time, reinforce the more specific language skills taught by reading, writing and speech teachers" (ix). The 12 chapters address issues including journal writing, problem solving approaches to writing, transactional writing, writing to learn, reading processes, and conferencing. An annotated bibliography is provided.

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Front Matter and Table of Contents

Foreword, James Britton

Introduction, Toby Fulwiler and Art Young

Cross Disciplinary Writing Programs: Beginnings, Randall Freisinger

The Personal Connection: Journal Writing across the Curriculum, Toby Fulwiler

Writing and Problem Solving, Carol Berkenkotter

Assigning and Evaluating Transactional Writing, Toby Fulwiler and Robert Jones)

Audience and Purpose in Writing, Jack Jobst

Considering Values: The Poetic Function of Language, Art Young

Shaping Experience: Narration and Understanding, James Kalmbach and William Powers

In Search of Meaning: Readers and Expressive Language, Bruce Petersen

What Every Educator Should Know about Reading Research, Anne Falke

Reconciling Readers and Texts, Elizabeth Flynn

Responding to Writing: Peer Critiques, Teacher Student Confernces, and Essay Evaluation, Peter Schiff

Talking about Writing: The Role of the Writing Lab, Diana Freisinger and Jill Burkland

A Select Bibliography, Bruce Petersen


Publication Information: Fulwiler, Toby, & Art, Young (Eds.). (2000). Language Connections: Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. The WAC Clearinghouse. (Originally published in 1982 by National Council of Teachers of English)

Publication Date: November 3, 2000

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Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University


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