NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Science and Literature: Making a Connection

EDUC 600




Instructor: Judy Kvaale

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $350

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

About The Instructor

Judy Kvaale
Judy Kvaale

Judy Kvaale earned an M.S. in Elementary Education from Minot State University. Judy also earned a B.A. in Elementary Education, with a minor in reading. Judy has over 35 years of experience as a third grade teacher as well as experience instructing graduate classes and adult education. Judy also received the West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month award.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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