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Celebrations of Reading and Writing
from NCTE INBOX 9-25-12

As we get ready to celebrate Banned Books Week September 30-October 6 and the 4th Annual National Day on Writing on October 20, let's take a look at some resources on reading and writing from NCTE.

This NCTE Policy Research Brief offers updates on research with implications for policy decisions that affect teaching and learning with regard to reading and writing in digital and online environments.

An article in the latest College Composition and Communication describes the nature of eye-tracking technology and its use in the study of discourse processes, particularly reading. It then suggests several areas of research in composition studies, especially at the intersection of writing, reading, and digital media, that can benefit from the use of this technology.

College English takes a look at "The Shifting Rhetorics of Style: Writing in Action in Modern Rhetoric."

This article examines the outcomes of an eight-month professional development initiative, designed to support six Writing Project teachers’ classroom inquiry projects, each focused on improving an aspect of student writing.

Making use of the reading, writing, and talking connection, this classroom activity uses annotation to channel specific strategies that facilitate higher-order thinking and generate academic conversations with the text, about the text, and between students.

"Emerging Possibilities: A Complex Account of Learning to Teach Writing" shares data and study findings and concludes with discussions of the dynamics of learning to teach writing that emerged through the research and the implications of these dynamics for teacher education, educational policy, and future research.

 

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