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Susan Manikowski, Jennifer Carlson
Social and emotional skills are critical to students’ success in school and it is imperative that educators have effective tools and strategies to teach these skills. Social and emotional skills can be taught through an integrated interdisciplinary curriculum where students’ needs are met academically, emotionally, and socially – teaching the whole child. This capstone project creates an integrated social emotional learning curriculum with English language arts curriculum where learning targets encompass both areas of focus thus answering the research question, How can teachers effectively teach Social Emotional Learning skills through literacy in the primary grades ? Research concludes that combining these disciplines is an effective way to make an impact on student achievement and teach skills that build classroom community, enhance classroom relationships, and foster healthy emotional well-being in students while improving literacy skills.
Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Literacy, Social Emotional Learning
Sandell, Melody, "Teaching Social Emotional Skills Through Literacy" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 599.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects