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Frye, Elizabeth M.; Trathen, Woodrow; Schlagal, Bob – Reading Teacher, 2010
Acrostic poems make use of a keyword written vertically, where each line of the poem begins with a letter of the keyword. The structure of this formula poem combined with teacher modeling provides a scaffold for students, showing them how to think flexibly and develop ideas and choose interesting words. Moreover, encoding information in poetic…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Poetry, Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Bintz, William P.; Wright, Pam; Sheffer, Julie – Reading Teacher, 2010
Developing and implementing relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory curriculum is critical at all levels of schooling. This article describes one attempt to develop and implement an instance of interdisciplinary curriculum by using copy change with trade books to teach earth science. Specifically, it introduces trade books as a way to…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Grade 5, Curriculum Development, Science Education