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ERIC Number: EJ913423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Finding Passion in Teaching and Learning: Embedding Literacy Skills in Content-Rich Curriculum
Freidus, Helen
New Educator, v6 n3-4 p181-195 2010
This study describes a collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and the Bank Street College Reading and Literacy Program. The collaboration is a response to mandated curriculum that emphasizes instruction in basic skills at the expense of content knowledge acquisition. It is designed to demonstrate ways of embedding instruction in the basic skills of reading and writing into the content of science and social studies curriculum. Participants in the collaboration report that they have gained a deeper understanding of theoretical concepts, learned how to embed skills instruction into meaning-rich curriculum, and come to understand importance of curriculum and instruction that build on children's knowledge and interests, their language strengths, and their curiosity. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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