ERIC Number: ED374467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Using Children's Literature across the Curriculum. Fastback 374.
Ross, Elinor P.
Suggesting that teachers who encourage students to use many kinds of trade books across the curriculum are likely to be rewarded with students who are excited about learning, this fastback focuses on using children's literature across the curriculum. The fastback discusses reader response theory, connecting the curriculum through literature, guidelines for thematic studies, acquiring children's literature, literature in the content areas (social studies, science, mathematics, music, art), multicultural literature, and selecting multicultural literature. The fastback concludes that the current abundance of interesting informational and fiction books available to support all areas of the curriculum should encourage teachers to select them to enhance the subjects being taught. Contains 25 references. A list of 15 books for teachers and 80 books for children is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Fiction, Multicultural Education, Nonfiction, Reading Material Selection, Student Motivation, Thematic Approach
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.