ERIC Number: ED436003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Interdisciplinary Thematic Units in Language Arts. ERIC Digest.
This Digest discusses teaching interdisciplinary thematic units in language arts, noting that such units typically integrate broad areas of knowledge, such as social studies, mathematics, or ecology with the teaching of the four major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The Digest presents a definition and rationale for interdisciplinary thematic units; offers examples of how teachers use theme units; and discusses research conclusions on the effectiveness of such units. It concludes that more research is needed to tell teachers how to use interdisciplinary thematic units in the language arts most effectively. (RS)
Descriptors: Definitions, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Research Needs, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.