Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The process of instructional development was engaged in to extend the literature base of a unit on Japan for third grade. The goal of this process was to provide a rich learning environment and to integrate the curricular areas through the genres of literature. Learning centers as well as teacher-directed sessions were developed. Two types of centers--sustaining and ones specific to the unit--were offered. Sustaining centers assisted in maintaining a secure, predictable environment as well as extending the literature base. The learning centers specific to the unit on Japan focused on many aspects of the Japanese culture and provided many options for literature-based expressive activity.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1996 Sara L. Pershing
Pershing, Sara L., "Literature-based language arts integrated into the social studies area: A unit on Japan for grade three" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 3097.