ERIC Number: EJ1105431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Integrating Early Writing into Science Instruction in Preschool
Wheatley, Barbara C.; Gerde, Hope K.; Cabell, Sonia Q.
Reading Teacher, v70 n1 p83-92 Jul-Aug 2016
Providing children with early writing opportunities in preschool is a meaningful way to facilitate their language and literacy learning. Young children have an innate curiosity of the natural world around them that motivates their learning; therefore science experiences are logical areas in which to incorporate early writing opportunities. Encouraging preschoolers to write as part of science lessons can enhance their language and literacy skills as well as content knowledge. This article describes the symbiotic relationship between science and writing and provides examples of preschool writing activities within specific science applications. Additionally, children's literature examples are provided to strengthen the science and writing connection.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Science Instruction, Preschool Children, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Correlation, Literacy
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