ERIC Number: ED436773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Intriguing Animals. Language Arts Theme Units, Volume IV. Cross Curricular Activities for Primary Grades.
McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.
Suggesting that students in the primary grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units on intriguing animals that reach diverse needs by working through emotional memory, deductive reasoning, and multiple intelligences. Features of the book include: ready-to-use activities; sample reading texts; group demonstrations; and classroom-tested teaching suggestions. Each unit includes an introductory narrative, advice on using the theme, related language arts and extension activities, a list of trade books, and class activities. The first unit, "Dino of Land-Long-Ago," builds on the notion that dinosaurs fascinate children of all ages. The second unit, "The Animal that Builds Its Own Environment," helps children learn about beavers. Appendixes contain advice on setting up and running a learning center; advice on how to make and use bulletin boards and file folders; a 47-item glossary; instructions on how to make a book; and 10 teacher resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Dinosaurs, Integrated Activities, Language Arts, Multiple Intelligences, Primary Education, Reading Skills, Rodents, Spelling, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Writing Skills
Family Learning Association, 3901 Hagan St., Suite H, Bloomington, IN 47401; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For other volumes in this series, see ED 428 394-395.