Impact of reading science related trade books in an elementary classroom
It has been documented that a strong correlation exists between the improvement of reading and math skills when science is integrated into the curriculum. This observation is particularly pronounced, when students are introduced to scientific concepts by integrating children's scientific trade books. This study examines the impact of children's interest and attitudes towards science by reading science trade books to first and fourth grade students. This investigation reinforces the importance of reading science trade books in an elementary classroom to support science comprehension and instruction. It illustrates how children's literature in the classroom has become a great instructional tool to introduce and teach science concepts and to positively affect student's attitudes and curiosity towards science.
Chalmeau, Michele, "Impact of reading science related trade books in an elementary classroom" (2013). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1085.