Open Access Graduate Research Paper
An example of extending literature-based language arts to an integrated social studies and science unit is presented in this paper. Justification for this type of learning environment is given by citing professional literature. Specific benefits to students are explained. The teacher and student roles in this unit are defined. Teacher-directed activities, literature groups, and student-selected center activities all work together to provide a learning environment in which students are engaged in learning, take responsibility for their learning, and find meaningful uses for language tasks--written and spoken.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
Rick C. Traw
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©1999 Barbara R. Wild
Wild, Barbara R., "An Extended Literature Base for an Integrated Unit: Forest Regions of the United States" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1817.