Joan Sedita’s “Writing Rope”


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With a nod to Hollis Scarborough’s famous “Reading Rope,” Joan Sedita has created the “Writing Rope.” In Sedita’s words, “ … significant attention is paid to the multi-component nature of skilled reading, while writing tends to be referred to as a single, monolithic skill. I’d like to suggest a model that identifies the multiple components that are necessary for skilled writing—a similar ‘rope’ metaphor can be used to depict the many strands that contribute to fluent, skilled writing. It should be noted that instruction for many skills that support writing also support reading comprehension.”

For a deeper dive, see Sedita’s explanation.