Academic Papers on Basic Skills

 

Some methods of teaching reading and writing are tried and true; but there is
also research on the relationship between the fundamental skill of reading
and student success across all academic subjects.  Here are some resources for
faculty who want to help in the task of teaching students to read at college
level. 

For the statewide picture, please consult Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

(After clicking on links where available, you may be prompted for your MyVCCCD credentials. Please report access problems to the Associate Librarian.)

 

Bazerman, Charles.  "A Relationship between Reading and Writing: The Conversational Model."  College English. (Feb. 1980) 41.6 656-661. [requires free registration with JSTOR for access.]

Carson, J.E., Carrel, P.L., Silverstein, S., Kroll, B., and Kuehn, P.A. (1990). "Reading-Writing Relationships in First and Second language." TESOL Quarterly 24, 245-266. [Please ask Assoc. Librarian for text.]

Collins, Allan, et al. "Cognitive Apprenticeship: Teaching The Craft Of Reading, Writing, And Mathematics. Technical Report No. 403." (1987): ERIC. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.

Graves, Michael F., Connie F. Juel, Bonnie B. Graves, et. al.  Teaching Reading in the 21st Century, 5th Edition.  New York:  Pearson, 2010. [Please ask Assoc. Librarian for text.]

Hafiz, F. M., and Ian Tudor. "Extensive Reading And The Development Of Language Skills." ELT Journal  43.1 (1989): 4-13. ERIC. Web. 21 Mar. 2014. [Please ask Assoc. Librarian for text.]

Hatcher, Peter J. "Ameliorating Early Reading Failure By Integrating The Teaching Of Reading And Phonological Skills: The Phonological Linkage Hypothesis."Child Development 65.1 (1994): 41-57. ERIC. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.

Holschuh, Jodi P. and Eric J. Paulson. "The Terrain of College Developmental Reading."  College Reading and Learning Association.  Web.  21 Mar. 2014.

Lai, Fung-Kuen. "The Effect Of A Summer Reading Course On Reading And Writing Skills." System 21.1 (1993): 87-100. ERIC. Web. 21 Mar. 2014. [Please ask Assoc. Librarian for text.]

Shell, Duane F., Carolyn C. Murphy, and Roger H. Bruning. "Self-Efficacy And Outcome Expectancy Mechanisms In Reading And Writing Achievement."Journal Of Educational Psychology 81.1 (1989): 91-100. PsycARTICLES. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.

Shell, Duane F., Carolyn Colvin, and Roger H. Bruning. "Self-Efficacy, Attribution, And Outcome Expectancy Mechanisms In Reading And Writing Achievement: Grade-Level And Achievement-Level Differences."Journal Of Educational Psychology 87.3 (1995): 386-398. PsycARTICLES. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.

Stotsky, Sandra.  "Research on Reading/Writing Relationships: A Synthesis and Suggested Directions." Language Arts  60.5: 627-642. [requires free registration with JSTOR for access.]

Wagner, Richard K., and Joseph K. Torgesen. "The Nature Of Phonological Processing And Its Causal Role In The Acquisition Of Reading Skills."Psychological Bulletin 101.2 (1987): 192-212. PsycARTICLES. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.