Increasing student interest and achievement in science by integrating science and reading in the elementary grades
The purpose of this study was to incorporate the instruction of science in the context of language arts. Students experienced science instructions as they read, listened to and interpreted language. The students received greater instruction in science, enhanced their language arts skills, and indicated they enjoyed science more than pre-treatment. Data revealed that elementary students can become knowledgeable contributors to society when taught how to read and interpret expository text.