Graduate Project Title
Integrating Literature into the Science and Social Studies Curricula: A Curriculum Guide for Grade Two
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Lee A. Plourde
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Harold S. Williams
The adoption of the Open Court reading program in conjunction with the Washington Read's Grant was the initial idea for this project. The integration of science and social studies themes was researched, and found to be beneficial in the teaching of those content areas. A handbook for second grade educators was created to integrate the adopted science and social studies topics with the newly adopted reading curriculum at Vale Elementary in Cashmere, Washington. This handbook contains a scope and sequence, literature libraries for three reading achievement levels, the benchmarks and essential learning's for the designated topics, and suggested activities for each of the themes being explored in the second grade classrooms.
Donald, Jennifer M., "Integrating Literature into the Science and Social Studies Curricula: A Curriculum Guide for Grade Two" (2002). All Graduate Projects. 740.
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