ERIC Number: ED396925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Literature-Based Science: Children's Books and Activities To Enrich the K-5 Curriculum.
Hefner, Christine Roots; Lewis, Kathryn Roots
This book encourages teachers to integrate literature and science. It is organized by grade levels: kindergarten through fifth grade. Each grade level is divided into thematic units: animals, plants, the human body, earth science, space, energy and motion, and ecology. Student objectives are given with brief descriptions and notations identifying the objectives they support. A group introductory activity and an extension activity follow the list of readings. A multitude of follow-up activities are included with each section. Some sections contain lists of activities for individual students or small groups to implement as independent projects. Teachers are also encouraged to review the activities and reading lists in the grade levels both above and below the level of their particular class. Concluding each grade level section is a listing of nonprint source materials. Many of the activities encourage student writing at a young age. (MKR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, General Science, Integrated Activities, Science Curriculum, Units of Study
The Oryx Press, 4041 N. Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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