ERIC Number: ED241891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Earthquake! An Example of How to Develop Reading Skills Using a Topic of Current Interest.
Montori, Laura; Lally, Julia
A topic of student interest, earthquakes, is used as a vehicle for teaching reading and research skills in a California junior high school. Students develop geography skills by labeling fault lines on maps of the Pacific Basin, California, and San Francisco; develop their vocabulary by preparing a list of words about earthquakes; and practice word analysis skills through a variety of exercises. Students also take field trips and work independently on a research project about earthquakes. Upon completion of the unit, students take evaluation and vocabulary tests. Copies of all activities are included in this unit. A bibliography is provided. (LP)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Earth Science, Earthquakes, Geography, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Natural Disasters, Program Descriptions, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Research Projects, Research Skills, Skill Development, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pittsburg Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California Demonstration Program in Reading; PF Project
Note: Prepared by the Pittsburg Reading Enrichment Program at Central Junior High School.