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Keywords

Science--Study and teaching (Primary); Interdisciplinary approach in education;

Abstract

This instructional development project integrates the language arts and the science areas. The science content is small creatures, specifically, spiders and crickets, from the first grade curriculum. A rich learning environment is provided through a literature base, representing the different genres and related expressive activity. The unit is presented through teacher-directed activities and learning centers that off er many options from which children could select experiences.

The goals of the program are to give children more control over their learning and to extend children's thinking-language abilities by capitalizing on the common processes of the language arts and science areas and offering many opportunities to engage in the language processes within the functions of language. As children become involved in the content and processes of the unit provided by a print-rich environment with many options for learning activity, they can assume responsibility for directing their energies toward the learning tasks.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jeanne McLain Harms

Comments

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Date Original

2000

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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