Connect Comprehension & Composition
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Connecting Comprehension & Composition

Maximize literacy instruction with an intentional integration of reading and writing skills


by Kristina Smekens 

Over 100 reading skills with their reciprocal writing skills
This resource provides over 200 lesson concepts introducing reading skills and their related writing skills. This 20-page, 9" x 7" spiral-bound book features side-by-side lessons organized in three ways.

  1. Process Units of Study show students how to function as readers and writers and ways to develop strong habits.
  2. Strategy Units of Study dissect the writing skills that mirror individual comprehension strategies.
  3. Genre Units of Study highlight significant reading and writing skills to target within the different modes of communication (e.g., narrative, informative/expository, argumentative/persuasive, and more).

Grades PreK-12

"This text is not a mini-lesson book. It’s a list of 100+ skills to teach readers and their corresponding writing skills. It’s for those who may not know the reciprocal skills between specific reading lessons and their counterparts in writing. Connecting Comprehension & Composition will help teachers plan which writing lessons to teach when targeting particular skills with their readers."--Kristina Smekens

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