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ERIC Number: ED411509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-1
Pages: 7
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Look at Me!! I'm a Tree!: A Literacy-Based Integrated Thematic Unit on Forestry and Conservation Designed for Field Experiences in Early Childhood Education.
Mayo, Karen E.
This paper describes a literacy-based thematic unit on forestry and conservation designed for field experiences in early childhood education. This unit responds to national and state initiatives and serves as a model for enacting reform of science instruction by equipping preservice teachers with the necessary strategies to foster science process skills, promote scientific literacy, and make science meaningful, personal, and relevant to the student. The unit demonstrates for preservice early childhood teachers how to plan, implement, and assess integrated thematic instructional units in a field-based internship with kindergarten classes. Throughout the unit, a variety of strategies promote literacy in cross-curricular contexts--strategies such as creative dramatics, webbing, poetry writing, journalizing, and recording data on charts and graphs. (Contains eight references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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