Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children's literature in mathematics education; Language arts--Correlation with content subjects; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Early childhood);
A literature-based language arts program provides opportunities for children to create meaning through quality literature experiences. Children's learning is integrated, and connections are made across the curriculum. The mathematics and language process are related and can be integrated into units of study through the genres of literature.
A unit of study on circles provided kindergarten children with quality literature and related expressive activities that facilitated the understanding of the concept of circle. As a result of this literature-based language arts program extended to mathematics, children's knowledge was integrated, peer interaction increased, and the reading-writing processes were connected. Children's enthusiasm for quality literature, and expressive activities through participation at centers, increased as the unit of study progressed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1999 Carrie L. Johnson
Johnson, Carrie L., "Literature-based language arts extended to mathematics" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 905.