ERIC Number: ED482407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
The Value of a Thematic Organization for Language Arts, Grades 6-8. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
This topical bibliography and commentary highlights the major points of the available literature on the value of using a "thematic organization" for the teaching of language arts classes in grades 6 through 8. It begins with a definition of the thematic organization approach, as culled from the literature. It then presents briefly a few examples of thematic organization techniques that have been used in language arts classes. The topical bibliography and commentary next examines the benefits of the thematic approach. It concludes that thematic organization is a highly effective and valuable technique. Contains 9 references and annotated links to 2 Internet resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Literature Reviews, Middle Schools, Thematic Approach
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://reading.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.