ERIC Number: ED437636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Children's Literature in an Integrated Curriculum: The Authentic Voice.
Bosma, Bette, Ed.; Guth, Nancy DeVries, Ed.
This book, a collection of essays on teaching, first explains the theoretical foundations of a collaborative, integrated, literature-based curriculum, and then links the theory to real-life accounts in individual chapters. The book shows how to put theory into practice by selecting appropriate books, creating an interactive classroom environment, and planning engaging instructional units around all genres of quality children's literature. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Making the Connections" (Bette Bosma and Nancy DeVries Guth); (2) "A First-Grade Literature-Based Science Program" (Bette Bosma and Marilyn Brower); (3) "Reading and Rembrandt: An Integrated Study of Artists and Their Works" (Jane Steffen Kolakowski); (4) "PicLit: Using Picture Literature To Integrate Language Arts and Content Instruction" (Carole Geiger); (5) "A Schoolwide Study of Stars and Skies" (Bette Bosma); (6) "A Second Chance: At-Risk Students Experience Success under a Specialist's Guidance" (Nancy DeVries Guth); (7) "Using Real Literature in a Multi-Age Setting: How To Survive Spring" (Marilyn Thompson); (8) "Building Bridges" (Norma Boehm); and (9) "A Sense of Balance: A First-Grade Literary Community" (Janice V. Kristo and Mary H. Giard). (Each chapter contains references and suggested children's books.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Theory Practice Relationship
Teachers College Press. 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 800-575-6566; Web site: http://www.tcpress.com
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Note: Published jointly with Teachers College Press, Columbia University.