Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Primary); Language arts--Correlation with content subjects; Language arts (Primary)
Literature can link all areas of the curriculum. Extending a literature-based language arts program to the science area can provide a rich learning environment supported by many different genres of literature and related expressive activities that contribute to the dimensions of learning.
A science unit of study on the five senses, with special emphasis on touch, for kindergarten children, was expanded through literature experiences and related expressive activities. The literature presented offered much content on the senses and models of language to nurture the children's emerging literacy. During the one-week of study, learner enthusiasm and peer interaction for reading and writing were observed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2001 Brandee M. Alexander
Alexander, Brandee M., "Literature-based language arts extended to science" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 263.