Published In

Oregon English Journal

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Subjects

Tsunamis, Elementary schools -- Curricula, Research -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs, Fiction -- Study and teaching (Elementary)

Abstract

A description of a literature-based unit on tsunamis that uses the emotional connection of fiction as a stepping-stone to informational research. This unit uses literature circles to motivate curiosity in young readers about science. The emotional connection a reader has with fictional characters bridges fiction and nonfiction and makes nonfiction research more relevant. As is true in all learning, when students have an authentic reason to explore informational text, the learning becomes deeper and more lasting.

Description

This is the publisher's final pdf. Copyright © 2008 by Oregon Council of Teachers of English.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12853

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