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ERIC Number: EJ900644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Using Copy Change with Trade Books to Teach Earth Science
Bintz, William P.; Wright, Pam; Sheffer, Julie
Reading Teacher, v64 n2 p106-119 Oct 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 integrate science and literacy and address national science and literacy content standards. It also describes using copy change to teach earth science in a fifth-grade classroom and shares samples of student work that resulted from this engagement. It ends with reflections of the experience and final thoughts for integrating science and literacy at all levels of schooling. (Contains 7 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A