ERIC Number: ED436775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Our Environment. Language Arts Theme Units, Volume I. 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 the environment 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 is "Our Invisible Cloak, the Air"; the second unit is "All in a Day's Weather"; the third unit, "A Dry, Dry Place," focuses on the desert; and the fourth unit is "A Pond Is not a Puddle." 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, Environmental Education, Integrated Activities, Language Arts, Multiple Intelligences, Primary Education, Reading Skills, Spelling, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Weather, 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.