Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Primary); Language arts--Correlation with content subjects; Language arts (Primary);
A literature-based language arts program provides meaningful experiences for children within the functions of language. Such programs can be extended across the curriculum to utilize the functions in other areas. These connections across the curriculum can be enhanced through the different genres of literature.
In this article, a literature base was integrated into the science area of the curriculum. A science unit on pumpkins was developed for first grade children with quality literature and related expressive activities that extended the children's literacy and their understanding of plants. Teacher-directed activities were presented along with learning centers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2001 Jennifer A. Johnson
Johnson, Jennifer A., "Literature-based language arts extended to science" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 929.