NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Science and Literature: Making a Connection

EDUC 600




Instructor: Judy Kvaale


Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $350

Partner Class Offered Through eEducators

Course Description:

Enrich any science program with exciting science and literature lessons. Students can learn science through the many children. This course will examine ways to use literature to teach standards and expectations in science. At the end of this course, participants will be equipped with lessons to incorporate into their science instruction.


As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

1.  Discover the benefits of using literature in science through researched based readings.

2.  Explore the National Science Education Standards and Expectations

3.  Generate a list of trade books that align with each science standard.

4.  Develop lesson plans linking literature with science for expectations or benchmarks from the National Science Education Standards.


Lake, Jo-Anne (2000) Literature & Science Breakthroughs: Connecting Language and Science Skills in the Elementary Classroom. Markham, Ontario, Canada: Pembroke Publishers

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