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ERIC Number: EJ920618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Transcending the Curricular Barrier between Fitness and Reading with FitLit
Opitz, Michael F.
Reading Teacher, v64 n7 p535-540 Apr 2011
The author discusses how FitLit, children's literature that spotlights the multiple aspects of health and well-being, offers a vehicle for integrating reading and fitness into existing classroom routines such as guided reading, read-alouds, independent reading, and reading and writing workshop. Sample FitLit titles are provided as well as a detailed lesson to show how fitness and reading can be integrated within the school day and how students can be encouraged to apply their learning in their everyday lives for optimal fitness and reading. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A