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"Reading Strategy: Authoring Cycle"

Key Words: Instructional Strategy, K-12, Literacy

By discussing experience and topic choices for compositions, by engaging in silent reading and writing, and by sharing students' texts at all stages of the writing process, the communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are integrated (Morrison & Doyle, 1992.) These are all part of The Authoring Cycle, an approach for motivation and relevancy in student's writing progress.

1. LIFE EXPERIENCES: Shared and written meaningful events.
2. UNINTERRUPTED WRITING & READING: Specific time length 3. AUTHOR'S FOLDERS: Students keep track of own work.
4. AUTHOR'S CIRCLE: Small groups share their texts, evaluating each other which produces language practice.
5. SELF-EDITING: Students consider the shared feedback from Author's Circle and edit their work accordingly.
6. OUTSIDE EDITOR: Discussion of text content and form for the planning of a book to create.
7. PUBLICATION: Students pick best edited favorite piece of work and prepare it for "publication".

SOURCE: Morrison, T.G. & Suggett-Doyle, C. (1991) Writing to Improve Reading... READING IMPROVEMENT, January 1991 p.25-33

Sheri Gezann/KSU Student/Deaf Ed. Major