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ERIC Number: EJ1172560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing Today to Empower Future Learners: Preservice Teachers' Experiences Selecting & Evaluating Children's Literature for Quality and Use in PreK-6th Grade Integrated Literacy/Science Instruction
Stone, Carolyn; Conrad, Deborah
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v27 n1 Article 3 2017
The use of quality texts in elementary classrooms plays a major role in children's literacy development. Quality children's literature helps learners develop into skilled readers and writers with increased gains in vocabulary knowledge and comprehension. This paper demonstrates how pre-service teachers gained an understanding of the educational value of evaluating texts for quality. Using a mentor teacher assigned science topic, the pre-service teachers reviewed and evaluated texts and electronic based resources on specific science topics. The data highlights pre-service teachers' reflections on how quality texts can be a powerful tool in supporting literacy success in their future teaching. It also highlights a range of quality texts used in conjunction with notable science topics frequently taught during the fall and spring quarters in public schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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