Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2001

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Carol L. Butterfield

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Gail Goss


Teachers who combine language arts with social studies are not only able to teach content, but can also integrate literary elements and comprehension as well, while using literature groups. Students who were taught using novels, with various writing tasks to complete, lectures, and projects made great gains in social studies content, reading writing and communication skills.