ERIC Number: ED277040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Weaving Connections with Language Arts.
Insights into Open Education, v19 n5 Jan-Feb 1987
By integrating the language arts across the curriculum, teachers and librarians can help students make connections between what they already know and new material. Teachers committed to this approach need to spend time planning, executing, and evaluating the process and to bring the following essential components to the classroom: (1) love and respect for children, (2) love of both adult and children's books, (3) willingness to share reading with children and to listen to their comments, (4) imagination and curiosity, and (5) time and flexibility. Students can benefit from class projects assisted by a librarian. By reviewing such sources as "Children's Catalog" and "The Horn Book," the librarian can assemble a selection of books from various genres addressing different aspects of the subject being studied. The class should be consulted for ideas. Biographical information on the authors can be provided. Weekly vocabulary lists can be developed from the readings and teachers and students can keep logs to record comments about the learning experience. (The appended bibliography is based on the example of a class project in American history, and contains notations indicating reading and interest level, and whether the book is fiction, nonfiction, legend or folktale, poetry, adventure, humor, or fantasy.) (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.