The Benefits of Writing a Letter

Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode undefined

  • Jul 23, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 18:53 mins

“Who actually still writes letters? You know – ink on paper. I mean, why would you do that? Today on Worlds Awaiting we’ll explore how old-fashioned letter-writing isn’t something we should give up on. Rachel talks to Kathryn Pole, professor at the University of Texas, Arlington, about a study she conducted with her kindergarten students where she tracked their progress as they wrote and exchanged letters with extended family members. During the study Kathryn observed that her students’ writing and reading abilities improved and family bonds were strengthened. Kathryn Pole is a researcher and teacher-educator for her institution’s Literacy Studies Program. Here’s Kathryn and Rachel.”