Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Primary); Language arts--Correlation with content subjects; Language arts (Primary);
A literature-based program emphasizes creating meaning through the language processes, thus leading to growth in thinking and language abilities. A print-rich learning environment supported by the different genres encourages involvement in the language process and contributes to the dimensions of a unit of study. When literature-based language arts are extended to the science area, such a program can extend children's knowledge of the world around them and nurture their curiosity.
A science unit on spring, extended through quality literature and many options for expressive activity, was presented to first grade children. This literature-based unit is shared.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2001 Kelly Jones
Jones, Kelly, "Literature-based language arts extended to the science area : a unit on spring" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 961.