ERIC Number: ED441242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Ecology and the Environment. Language Arts around the World, Volume V. Cross-Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.
McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.
Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of ecology and the environment. The units in the book reach diverse needs by working through emotional memory, deductive reasoning, and multiple intelligences. The book features ready-to-use theme-oriented units that integrate the language arts across the science and social science curricula. After an introduction, units in the book are: "Inside Mother Earth"; "Push and Stretch, My Earthworm Pets"; "Where Did the Rain Go?"; and "Runaway Land" (dealing with erosion problems). Appendixes describe how to create a learning center in the classroom, how to create bulletin boards and file folders, and how to create a book. (Contains a 49-item glossary and 10 teacher resources.) (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Ecology, Environmental Education, Integrated Activities, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Multiple Intelligences, Reading Skills, Spelling, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Writing Skills
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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: Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.