ERIC Number: ED432555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-12
Integrating Physical Education and Language Arts: What Literature Do Physical Education Specialists Use, and How Are Physical Education and Language Arts Integrated?
This study investigated the literature physical education (PE) specialists used and how they integrated PE and language arts. The researcher kept a journal to record books, poems, and ideas of ways to integrate to two disciplines. She sent a survey to 10 PE teachers that asked what books they used and how they integrated language arts and PE. She compiled an annotated bibliography of books and poems, listing ways to integrate ideas from PE with the literature. Results indicated that stories were more frequently read to K-2 PE students. Other types of reading were also incorporated into K-2 classes more frequently than in other grade levels. Writing was done most often in grades 3-6. Neither reading for writing were done often in any of these situations. Listening skills and verbal skills were used most of the time at all grades levels. Computer skills were not used at any level. Teachers listed 11 ways they incorporated reading, other than books, into their lessons. Limiting factors to integrating PE and language arts included time constraints and space limitations. Most PE activities listed in the literature related to animal movements. The paper offers suggestions for making PE classes a place for literacy. The annotated bibliography for integrating PE and language arts is included. (Contains 2 figures and 20 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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