ERIC Number: EJ614498
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Themes or Motifs? Aiming for Coherence through Interdisciplinary Outlines.
Barton, Keith C.; Smith Lynne A.
Reading Teacher, v54 n1 p54-63 Sep 2000
Describes how "motif-units" undermine the potential benefits of integrated thematic instruction. Suggests replacing the term "thematic unit" with the concept of "interdisciplinary outline," which focus on meaningful content, authentic activities, students' needs, teacher mediation, and a variety of resources. Shows how one fourth-grade teacher demonstrates this approach to integrated, thematic instruction through reflections on her planning, students, and classroom. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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