What is Writing?
If reading is making meaning from text, then writing can be described as making meaning with text.
Because its many processes are intertwined with and reciprocal to reading, it should be taught concurrently.
As reading involves word recognition, comprehension, fluency, and motivation, writing involves word knowledge, grammar and syntax knowledge, cognition, and motivation, as well as skill with the chosen tools.
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