ERIC Number: ED489479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Integrating Instruction: Literacy and Science. Tools for Teaching Literacy Series
McKee, Judy; Ogle, Donna
This book provides a full framework for integrating science and literacy. It shows how tapping into children's interest in science can help them develop key literacy skills and strategies as they explore the world around them. Examples of integrated science units include hands-on instructions and reproducible materials for learning activities that can be adapted to different grade levels. The authors provide a wealth of practical ideas for: Organizing the classroom for active, constructive, motivated learning; targeting specific language arts competencies while studying science topics: animals, astronomy, electricity, and more; crafting assignments that promote inquiry during science experiences and text investigations; selecting and using informational texts, from encyclopedias and Internet articles to trade books and magazines; and assessing student learning in compliance with national and state standards. This book is part of the Tools for Teaching Literacy Series, edited by Donna Ogle and Camille Blachowicz. The following chapters are included: (1) Language Literacy/Science Literacy; (2) Organizing for Integrated Instruction; (3) Integrating Science and Language in Science Units; (4) Vocabulary Expansion through Experiences; (5) Exploring the Real World with Informational Texts; (6) The Science-Fiction Connection; (7) Writing to Learn Science; (8) Effective Uses of Technology; and (9) Assessment. A list of references and related children's literature concludes the book.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Science Interests, Scientific Literacy, Reading Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Language Arts, Inquiry, Academic Standards, Vocabulary Development, Educational Technology, Childrens Literature
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