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ERIC Number: EJ778967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Tiny, Powerful, Awesome Ants!
Tate, Kathleen
Science and Children, v45 n3 p30-33 Nov 2007
Peering through a thematic science lens--elementary students embarked on a one-week study of ants during a month-long summer school program. This integrated unit addressed reading and writing skills while developing the science-process skills of observation, inferring, and communicating in a motivating and authentic way. Pre- and post-assessments of thematic vocabulary demonstrated that all of the participating students mastered 75-100% of their new vocabulary words, while writing samples revealed more descriptive writing and an increase in the use of multisyllabic words. (Contains 9 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A