Writing: An IRA Cross-Journal Virtual Issue

International Reading Association 

The International Reading Association is pleased to offer this free sampling of articles on WRITING from The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, and Reading Research Quarterly. In this collection you will find the latest practical tools and up-to-date research for:

• teaching writing at all age levels
• engaging students on personal writing
• writing in content areas
• motivating young writers
• and more! 

Please enjoy this cross-journal virtual issue, available FREE through August 2014.

 The Reading Teacher

The Reading Teacher (RT)

How Do I Write…? Scaffolding Preschoolers' Early Writing Skills
Sonia Q. Cabell, Laura S. Tortorelli, Hope K. Gerde

A Blended Approach to Reading and Writing Graphic Stories
Sally Brown

A Range of Writing Across the Content Areas
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

Gradually Releasing Responsibility to Students Writing Persuasive Text
Sylvia Read, Melanie Landon-Hays, Alicia Martin-Rivas

 Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (JAAL)

Reconceptualizing Vulnerability in Personal Narrative Writing With Youths
Elisabeth Johnson 
Learning to Write in Middle School?
Joshua Fahey Lawrence, Emily Phillips Galloway, Soobin Yim, Alex Lin 
Writing “Voiced” Arguments About Science Topics
Mary Beth Monahan 
Writing in the Wild: Writers’ Motivation in Fan-Based Affinity Spaces
Jen Scott Curwood, Alecia Marie Magnifico, Jayne C. Lammers
Reading Research Quarterly

Reading Research Quarterly (RRQ)

Teaching Argument and Explanation to Prepare Junior Students for Writing to Learn
Perry D. Klein, Mary A. Rose

Longitudinal Relations Between Parental Writing Support and Preschoolers' Language and Literacy Skills
Lori E. Skibbe, Samantha W. Bindman, Annemarie H. Hindman, Dorit Aram, Frederick J. Morrison