Honors Program

Honors in Teacher Education

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Huili Hong

Thesis Professor Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Thesis Reader(s)

Huili Hong, Lashay Jennings, Katina Rose


This study explored how the integration of science and literacy in an elementary school classroom impacted the conceptual learning and understanding of first grade students. This study was explored around two research questions 1) How do students respond to the weather activities after being exposed to scientific read-alouds? 2) How will the impact of center based science inquiry on students reading comprehension and conceptual understanding of science knowledge change when the teacher engages students in scientific inquiry through the use of centers? Data was collected over a three-day period when the teacher was conducting a weather unit. It was found that through the literacy integration process and use of centers, the students were able to gain a deeper conceptual understanding and procedural fluency of the science topic.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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