ERIC Number: ED353150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Plants. A Language Development Unit for Science. Life and the Environment. Grades One, Two and Three.
Gilmour, Margy; McGregor, Cathy, Ed.
One of the basic principles of the Language Development Approach is that students must learn the language necessary to understand, talk, and write about all subject areas in order to succeed in school. This book contains information about teaching primary school science in the Northwest Territories with lessons that emphasize language. The goals of the unit are to (1) develop student language proficiency; (2) provide opportunities for students to use language in many different situations and for many different purposes; (3) develop student listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking skills including the science process skills; and (4) expand student knowledge of the science concepts related to plants. Following a section on resources (background information on plants, resources included with this unit--various pictures of plants, related English materials--magazines, lists of children's books about plants, teacher's resources, films, etc., and related native language materials), lesson plans for grades one, two, and three on six topics (plants are living objects, parts of a plant, seeds, how plants grow, types, and how people use plants) are presented. Activity ideas for science/social studies, mathematics, language arts, music/poems/stories, art, physical education/movement, and special activities are suggested. Each lesson plan contains the following segments--exercises or activities: English vocabulary, English sentence patterns, English language concepts, special materials required, concept development/language exposure, language practice, and application. Poems, songs, and stories on this subject conclude the guide. The lessons are appropriate for students whose first language is English as well as for students who are learning English as a second language. (PR/CW)
Descriptors: Botany, Canada Natives, Childrens Literature, Concept Formation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Science, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Eskimo Aleut Languages, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education, Process Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers - Location: Canada