Integrating Instruction: Literacy and Science


Well organized and comprehensive, this book provides a full framework for integrating science and literacy. It shows how tapping into children's interest in science can help them develop key literacy skills and strategies as they explore the world around them. Examples of integrated science units include hands-on instructions and reproducible materials for learning activities that can be adapted to different grade levels. The authors provide a wealth of practical ideas for:

• Organizing the classroom for active, constructive, motivated learning

• Targeting specific language arts competencies while studying science topics: animals, astronomy, electricity, and more

• Crafting assignments that promote inquiry during science experiences and text investigations

• Selecting and using informational texts, from encyclopedias and Internet articles to trade books and magazines

• Assessing student learning in compliance with national and state standards

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