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ERIC Number: ED364831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Language, Computers and CD-ROM Technology: A Kindergarten Unit on "Benjamin Bunny."
Balajthy, Ernest
A kindergarten teacher, two preservice teachers, and a college consultant on educational computer technology designed and developed a 10-day whole-language integrated unit on the theme of Beatrix Potter's "Benjamin Bunny." The project was designed as a demonstration of the potential of integrating the CD-ROM-based version of "Benjamin Bunny" with motivating and effective whole language methods such as shared book, language experience approach lessons, and cooperative learning. During the unit, children read, reread, summarized, and illustrated the story, generating big books and personal minibooks retelling the story. The children also engaged in a social studies/science lesson on cotton and a science project involving the planting of seeds. Both activities also generated language experience stories. Minilessons on word identification and reinforcing letter sounds were incorporated into the unit. Both teachers and students enjoyed and learned much from the "Benjamin Bunny" unit, in a wide variety of skill and subject areas. (Contains 25 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Benjamin Bunny; Technology Utilization