Question: What are the latest theories on reading and writing instruction?
Answer/Quote: “…reading and writing should be seen as complex, interactive processes, not as an accumulation of discrete skills. Students should push up against whole texts and not be limited to abridged selections or short paragraphs [in assessment]. They should be encouraged to take risks, construct their own meaning, and learn to integrate prior knowledge with the demands of the reading/writing task.” P. 354.
Title: “Alternative Integrated Reading/Writing Assessment and Curriculum Design.” Journal of Reading (February 1991), 354-359.