ERIC Number: ED432016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts & Environmental Awareness: 100+ Integrated Books and Activities for Children.
Roberts, Patricia L.
This multi-purpose book is for teachers, librarians, and parents who want to develop children's awareness of environmental matters while building and refining their language arts skills. In response to the challenge for school districts to integrate environmental education into the curriculum, this book presents environmental awareness topics to appeal to children's curiosity, interest, and sense of action. Simultaneously, it offers language arts activities that adhere to the National Council of Teachers of English and International Reading Association standards of 1996. Over 100 books are annotated, organized for children ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 14, under 6 headings: language, listening, folk literature, reading, speaking, and writing. They cover all genres from poetry to nonfiction, with subjects ranging from pollution and global warming to activism, endangered animals, and the beliefs of North American Indians. The book includes activities for in-class and library, as well as home, use. Contains an appendix of children's periodicals, and an author/illustrator/title index and subject index. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Folk Culture, Junior High Schools, Language Arts
Shoe String Press, P.O. Box 657, 2 Linsley St., North Haven, CT 06473-2517; Tel: 203-239-2702 ($35).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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