Wk 1 Theories of Reading and Writing Discussion

Theories of Reading and Writing Development

As a reading/literacy specialist, it is important to understand theories of reading and writing development in order to guide curriculum and instruction and for the application of best practices in the classroom.

For this assignment, write a 750-1,000 word analysis of major theories of reading and writing development.

Include the following:

  • Describe the components of one research-based theory of reading development and how it relates to effective instructional practice.
  • Discuss how the theory of reading development could be applied to reading instruction at your selected grade level.
  • Describe the components of one research-based theory of writing development and how it relates to effective instructional practice.
  • Discuss how the theory of writing development could be applied to writing instruction at your selected grade level.