A Natural Integrationby: Tracy Coskie, Michelle Hornof, and Heidi Trudel

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A five-week study taught students how to write a field guide that identified the plants in a small wooded area they passed through on their way to their school playground. By creating this authentic genre of science writing, students came to understand and care for the natural world in their immediate environment. They also developed important science, reading, and writing skills through purposeful work.

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  • on Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:00 AM

This is an excellent way to have your students explore their natural surroundings by creating their own field guide. A unit calendar is included for immersion, gathering , drafting. editing and publishing your field guide

Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton

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