ERIC Number: ED353151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Popcorn. A Language Development Unit for Science. Matter and Energy. Grade One.
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 popcorn, matter, and energy. Following a section on resources (background information on popcorn, resources included with this unit--patterns and worksheet, and related English materials--magazines, lists of children's books about popcorn, teacher's resources, films, etc.), lesson plans on three topics (properties of a solid, changes in properties of solids, and popcorn is a solid) 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: science concepts, 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: Childrens Literature, Concept Formation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Science, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Fused Curriculum, Grade 1, Integrated Curriculum, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Matter, Physical Sciences, 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