Ch 2: Developing as a Reader and Writer

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and develop your literary skills by learning how reading and writing are related. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these literacy topics.

Developing as a Reader and Writer - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While reading and writing are often taught as separate subjects, in fact, they (and many other subjects) are related. The lessons in this chapter look at how reading and writing are intertwined and will help you develop your skills in each. We'll look at how literature can help expand your world view and at how writing offers an outlet for self-expression. Other lessons offer a chance to examine the connection between literature and other types of art as well as how to examine written works. Some lessons include exercises and examples to reinforce the concepts. By the end of this chapter, you should understand:

  • How reading and writing can aid in personal growth
  • Different forms of writing and how they are best utilized
  • How to make text-to-text connections
  • The influence artists and works of art have on each other

Video Objective
Reading and Writing for Personal Growth In this lesson, we'll look at how reading can help you gain perspective on various topics and clarify your opinions through exposure to different viewpoints.
Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals Here, various forms of writing are examined, such as poems, journals and essays. We'll discuss the best use of each type, such as writing poems for creatively expressing feelings.
Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works Next, we'll learn to compare works of literature, recognizing devises such as allusion, as well as noting sophisticated as well as simple comparisons.
Connecting Literature to Other Art Forms This lesson examines the connection between literature and other forms of art. One example we might consider is how a Vincent Van Gogh painting inspired a short story by Ernest Hemingway.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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