Incorporating pre-reading skills into environmental education
The ability to read and write well is critical to life-long learning. It helps us gain and share knowledge, take in information and shape our image of the world. A story puts facts and concepts into a form that encourages children to build a hypothesis, predict events, gather data, and test the validity of events. (Butzow, Carol M and Butzow, John w, 2000, p.4). The study researched various theories and models that inform learning how to read and write. A rubric and spreadsheet was developed to rate children's nature books and produced a reading list as a part of the capstone. In addition, this capstone contains an original illustrated children's book.
Schmidt, Sarah, "Incorporating pre-reading skills into environmental education" (2008). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1020.