Using Copy Change With Trade Books to Teach Earth Science

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e-mail wpbintz@gmail.com.

e-mail pam.wright@paducah.kyschools.us.

e-mail julie.sheffer@paducah.kyschools.us.

Abstract

Developing and implementing relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory curriculum is critical at all levels of schooling. This article describes one attempt to develop and implement an instance of interdisciplinary curriculum by using copy change with trade books to teach earth science. Specifically, it introduces trade books as a way to integrate science and literacy and address national science and literacy content standards. It also describes using copy change to teach earth science in a fifth-grade classroom and shares samples of student work that resulted from this engagement. It ends with reflections of the experience and final thoughts for integrating science and literacy at all levels of schooling.

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