ERIC Number: ED475650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-11
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The Project Approach Catalog 4: Literacy and Project Work by the Project Approach Study Group.
Helm, Judy Harris, Ed.
Projects are in-depth studies of a topic undertaken by a class, a group, or an individual child. Projects are intended to strengthen children's dispositions to be interested, absorbed, and involved in in-depth observation, investigation, and representation of worthwhile phenomena in their own environments. This Catalog on the Project Approach, the fourth of its kind, focuses on the ways that project work can help children move toward literacy. Section 1 of the catalog compiles six articles connecting project work with literacy, detailing strategies for incorporating literacy in project work at the preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade levels, and for supporting literacy development among second-language learners. Articles in Section 2 focus on implementation issues of project work, including meeting IEPs (Individual Educational Plans) using the Project Approach. Section 3 presents articles describing and illustrating projects done by children in early childhood and elementary classrooms on topics such as butterflies, stringed instruments, clothing, the community, memorials and sculptures, trucks, and the greenhouse. Each summary describes beginning the project, developing the project, and concluding the project; comments from the teacher implementing the project are included. (HTH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Creative Development, Discovery Learning, Documentation, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Literacy, Literacy Education, Primary Education, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 51 Gerty Dr., Room 29, Champaign, IL 61820-7469 (Catalog No. 226, $10, plus $1.50 shipping in U.S.; $3 shipping elsewhere). Tel: 800-583-4135 (Toll Free); Tel: 217-333-1386; Fax: 217-333-3767.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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