response 1

respond in at least 150 words

There is a relationship between reading and writing; you can’t have one without the other.  The reading part is where the students learn the background information.  The writing part helps them to build their reading skills, and put in place those practices, they are connected and they work together.   But there are some barriers, and the main barriers seem to be repeating what the students are learning and helping them to develop their critical thinking skills.  These can be overcome by working with the students to repeat what they have learned, answer questions in multiple formats like verbally or written, and to have them make connections to the text in their own words.