Proposal Title

Combining Skills: Integrating Reading and Writing

Proposal Abstract

Although in testing and instruction, reading and writing have historically been separated, newer theories and research point to the strengths associated with combining the two. This discussion will focus on an integrated reading and writing assessment tool that Atlanta Metropolitan State College English and Reading faculty members recently created and implemented. This assessment is a move away from decontextualized writing to writing prompted from a contextualized situation�response to a text. Reading also has a greater context�moving away from nine different passages on different topics to one longer passage on one topic. Our research results point to specific strengths, challenges, and outcomes associated with the new assessment tool. Our goal is to share this information and also to invite participants to share their experiences related to teaching reading and writing in any subject, as well as assessing.

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Room 218

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 29th, 9:00 AM Mar 29th, 9:45 AM

Combining Skills: Integrating Reading and Writing

Room 218

Although in testing and instruction, reading and writing have historically been separated, newer theories and research point to the strengths associated with combining the two. This discussion will focus on an integrated reading and writing assessment tool that Atlanta Metropolitan State College English and Reading faculty members recently created and implemented. This assessment is a move away from decontextualized writing to writing prompted from a contextualized situation�response to a text. Reading also has a greater context�moving away from nine different passages on different topics to one longer passage on one topic. Our research results point to specific strengths, challenges, and outcomes associated with the new assessment tool. Our goal is to share this information and also to invite participants to share their experiences related to teaching reading and writing in any subject, as well as assessing.