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2001

Curriculum and Instruction

University of Northern Iowa

Science--Study and teaching (Primary); Language arts--Correlation with content subjects; Language arts (Primary)

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Literature-Based Language Arts Extended To Science, Brandee M. Alexander Jan 2001

Literature-Based Language Arts Extended To Science, Brandee M. Alexander

Graduate Research Papers

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 ...