Titles That Advocate the Strengths of Using Literature Across the Curriculum and Lesson Plans That Integrate Literature
Over the last several years, a number of student-teachers have participated in "Literature Integration Across The Curriculum," an elective Education course that enabled them to write summaries of a title that advocated the use of literature across the curriculum. It included reasons for using literature, as well as a summary of one example used in the classroom. This section is a summary of their literature searches.
These same students created a number of guides for finding literature integration activities in the textbooks found in Alberta schools. In some cases, titles of particular note and scope are included, even though they are not textbooks.
Finally, the students were asked to create their own lesson plan examples, that they had either used in the classrooms, or planned to do so in the future. These lessons are stored in the Curriclum Laboratory Lesson Plan Database. They can be found by searching the database for "literature integration." While the lessons are now housed in the Lesson Plan Database, here is a link to a summary of the lessons produced in 2009. If you need assistance using this database, contact Curriculum Laboratory staff.