Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Methods in Reading & Writing


Learning to read and write is an interrelated process. Research on the connection between reading and writing suggests that the two skills complement each other. Therefore, it is important for reading and language arts instruction to be integrative and holistically address students’ needs for skill development in both areas (Onless, 2005). Review the table below to learn more about the reading and writing connection.



Learning to read and write is a lifelong process. Areas of instruction change as students acquire new skills. The lessons contained in this section provide evidence-based strategies for teaching reading and writing. The lessons highlight mnemonic strategies and instructional practices that can be used to teach reading and writing across grade levels. As you review the lessons, think of ways that you can integrate reading and writing instruction into a cohesive whole.