Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Science Instruction in Elementary Classrooms: Applying Research to Practice

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$97.17
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $95.12
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 17%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $95.12   
  • New (4) from $95.12   
  • Used (2) from $135.64   

Overview

This volume brings together evidence-based approaches to interdisciplinary language arts and science instruction. Firmly grounded in the research showing cognitive parallels between the two subjects, and reflecting the many recommendations in recent years for using interdisciplinary instruction at the elementary level, its goal is to help teachers effectively use this kind of instruction in elementary classrooms. The book is organized around three themes: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction, The Influence of Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction on Children's Learning, Research on Preparing Elementary Teachers to Use Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction.

Each chapter summarizes the research on its focal topic. Examples of research applied to practice, and questions and prompts for discussion and reflection help readers apply what they are reading in their own classroom contexts. Teacher educators and prospective and practicing elementary teachers everywhere will benefit from this overview of current research and practice in interdisciplinary science and language arts instruction.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction     1
Why Research on Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Science Instruction?   Valarie L. Akerson   Terrell A. Young     3
Interdisciplinary Teaching: History, Theory, and Interpretations   Janet C. Richards     15
A Sociocultural Perspective on Scientific Literacy and Learning Science   Troy D. Sadler     29
The Influence of Interdisciplinary Science and Language Arts Instruction on Children's Learning     47
Teachers' Use of Science Notebooks to Assess Understanding of Science Concepts   Judith A. Morrison     49
Using the THC Model of Science Investigation and Science Notebooking in Elementary and Middle-Level Science Classrooms   David T. Crowther   John R. Cannon     61
Children Publish in Science as a Way of Knowing   Deborah A. Powell   Roberta J. Aram     79
Preparing English Language Learners in the Science Classroom   David Crowther   Michael Robinson   Amy Edmundson   Alan Colburn     105
Inquiry Curriculum in the Primary Grades   Carole Gile     133
Research on Preparing Elementary Teachers to Use Interdisciplinary Science andLanguage Arts Instruction     157
Using a Literature-Based Text Cluster to Teach Science   William P. Bintz   Sara Delano Moore     159
Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Primary Grades: Freservice Teachers' Dilemmas and Achievements Connecting Science, the Arts, and Reading   Janet C. Richards   Kim T. Shea     173
Using Science Notebook Writing to Promote Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Formative Assessment   Judith A. Morrison     197
Using Critical Literacy in the Science Classroom   Ingrid Graves   Teddie Phillipson-Mower     217
CLASP: An Approach to Helping Teachers Interpret Children's Science Journaling   Susan J. Britsch   Daniel Philip Shepardson     237
Semiotics for Integrating Geosciences Into Literacy in Teacher Education   Lucia Y. Lu     263
Using Action Research Projects to Help Preservice Elementary Teachers Effectively Use Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Science Instruction   Valarie L. Akerson     279
Conclusions and Recommendations     295
What Do We Know from Our Research? What Do We Still Need to Know? Conclusions and Recommendations   Valarie L. Akerson   Terrell A. Young     297
Author Index     305
Subject Index     313
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)