The Reading-Writing Connection Viewed Historically


by Nancy Nelson & Robert C. Calfee 1998

Despite numerous points of contact through the years and various efforts to connect the two, a schism has often existed between reading and writing in theory and research, and reading and writing have often been taught as unrelated subjects. If it were not for this long-standing separation, so much importance would not be given to possible connections. This chapter on historical context is intended to demonstrate the significance of the topic as well as to highlight points of convergence and divergence between reading and writing in American education.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 97, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 99 Number 6, 1998, p. 1-52
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