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ERIC Number: ED497917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8720-7600-6
Using Literature to Enhance Content Area Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers
Olness, Rebecca
International Reading Association (NJ3)
RAuthor Rebecca Olness combines her love of children's literature and her experience as a classroom teacher and literacy specialist to show teachers that it is possible to teach both content and literacy concepts simultaneously. Chapters cover social studies, science, mathematics, and the arts. In these pages readers will find rationale and research-based strategies for integrating content area and literacy instruction using trade books; sample lesson plans, variations, and assessment ideas for each grade level; extensive annotated bibliographies of children's literature; and information on how and where to locate quality children's literature. After a Foreword and Preface, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Trade Books in the Content Classroom; (2) Making a Case for Integrated Curriculum; (3) Using Literature to Teach Social Studies (includes annotated bibliography); (4) Using Literature to Teach Science (includes annotated bibliography); (5) Using Literature to Teach Mathematics (includes annotated bibliography); and (6) Using Literature to Teach the Arts (includes annotated bibliography). Includes appendix: How to Obtain Books for the Classroom. An Index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A