Science for English Language Learners

Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction

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Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores,Dolores Beltran,Lilia Sarmiento

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425808594

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Perfect for K-12 English language learners classrooms, this professional resource demonstrates how academic language can and should be developed during science instruction. It provides rich strategies and ideas for academic language development in science for English language learners while demonstrating the 5E model of instruction-Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. Filled with great stories and vignettes, teachers will enjoy reading this book while learning how to develop students' language abilities in science and improve English language learners' content knowledge. This resource helps teachers understand further how to model, activate prior knowledge, question, and explicitly develop students' language abilities.

Teaching Science to English Language Learners

Building on Students' Strengths

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Author: Ann S. Rosebery

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531258

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Mastering the principles outlined in the book will give any teacher a broad base of knowledge from which to draw. But the book also urges you to think deeply about the roles of diversity. It offers valuable information for reflecting on, experimenting with, and adapting your instructional practices.

Teaching Science to English Language Learners

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Author: Joyce Nutta,Nazan U. Bautista,Malcolm B. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203850572

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Books in the Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) across the Curriculum Series are written specifically for pre- and in- service teachers who may not have been trained in ELL techniques, but still find themselves facing the realities and challenges of today's diverse classrooms and learners. Each book provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach ELLs through a given subject area, and how to teach content to ELLs who are at different levels of English language proficiency than the rest of their class. Authored by both language and content area specialists, each volume arms readers with practical, teacher-friendly strategies, and subject-specific techniques. Teaching Science to English Language Learners offers science teachers and teacher educators a straightforward approach for engaging ELLs learning science, offering examples of easy ways to adapt existing lesson plans to be more inclusive. The practical, teacher-friendly strategies and techniques included here are proven effective with ELLs, and many are also effective with all students. The book provides context-specific strategies for the full range of the secondary sciences curriculum, including physical science, life science, earth and space science, science as inquiry, and history and nature of science and more. A fully annotated list of web and print resources completes the book, making this a one volume reference to help science teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Special features: practical examples of science exercises make applying theory to practice simple when teaching science to ELLs an overview of the National Science Education Standards offers useful guidelines for effective instructional and assessment practices for ELLs in secondary grades graphs, tables, and illustrations provide additional access points to the text in clear, meaningful ways.

Teaching Science to English Language Learners

Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

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Author: Luciana C. de Oliveira,Kristen Campbell Wilcox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319535943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This edited collection explores how science can be taught to English language learners (ELLs) in 21st century classrooms. The authors focus on the ways in which pre-service and in-service science teachers have developed—or may develop—instructional effectiveness for working with ELLs in the secondary classroom. Chapter topics are grounded in both research and practice, addressing a range of timely topics including the current state of ELL education in the secondary science classroom, approaches to leveraging the talents and strengths of bilingual students in heterogeneous classrooms, best practices in teaching science to multilingual students, and ways to infuse the secondary science teacher preparation curriculum with ELL pedagogy. This book will appeal to an audience beyond secondary content area teachers and teacher educators to all teachers of ELLs, teacher educators and researchers of language acquisition more broadly.

Supporting K-12 English Language Learners in Science

Putting Research into Teaching Practice

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Author: Cory Buxton,Martha Allexsaht-Snider

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317335546

Category: Education

Page: 250

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The contribution of this book is to synthesize important common themes and highlight the unique features, findings, and lessons learned from three systematic, ongoing research and professional learning projects for supporting English learners in science. Each project, based in a different region of the U.S. and focused on different age ranges and target populations, actively grapples with the linguistic implications of the three-dimensional learning required by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. Each chapter provides research-based recommendations for improving the teaching of science to English learners. Offering insights into teacher professional learning as well as strategies for measuring and monitoring how well English learners are learning science and language, this book tells a compelling and inclusive story of the challenges and the opportunities of teaching science to English learners.

The SIOP Model for Teaching Science to English Learners

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Author: Deborah Short,MaryEllen Vogt,Jana Echevarria

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205627592

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Based on the SIOP model (Sheltered Intervention Observation Protocol), this book presents techniques of teaching science to learners of English and includes sample learning activities and lessons for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Teaching English Language Learners

Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms

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Author: Michaela Colombo,Dana Furbush

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412959659

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms is a user-friendly guide for planning, implementing, and assessing high-level, content-area instruction for English Language Learners. Starting with an overview of second language acquisition and the cultural variables that impact teaching and learning, this text goes on to detail planning strategies, units and lessons in the subject areas where it is most difficult to shelter content and scaffold language skills: middle and secondary Math, English Language Arts, History, and Science. Teaching English Language Learners will leave preservice teachers with a foundational understanding of how to purposefully structure, build, and present effective lessons for English Language Learners in these mainstream, content-area courses.

Reading Science: Strategies for English Language Learners, Intermediate

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Author: McGraw-Hill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe

ISBN: 9780078729157

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 140

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Strategic instruction in content area readingfor both ELLs and native speakers This series helps English language learners master the academic vocabulary that is the cornerstone of understandign content-area texts. With content that is engaging and written at a level that is not frustrating, this exciting new series focuses on core reading strategies successful readers use in content-area courses. Special attention is paid to both conceptual vocabulary and general academic words that are needed in any content-area course. Reading Level 4-5

Integrating English Language Learners in the Science Classroom

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Author: Jane Hill,Catherine Little,Jane Sims

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Trifolium Books

ISBN: 9781552440865

Category: Education

Page: 101

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Integrating English Language Learners in the Science Classroom presents science teachers with creative strategies to help English language learners master the content of the science core curriculum in the classroom. Teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) will find the text an invaluable aid as they design cross-curriculum units, and as they help science teachers work with English language learners. Tutors instructing English language learners in science will discover user-friendly solutions to pique student interest and thought. Created by an experienced team of language and science teachers, Integrating English Language Learners in the Science Classroom highlights teaching strategies which have proved consistently effective with language learners; each strategy is supported with sample activities extending its use into a scientific context. Integrating English Language Learners in the Science Classroom includes numerous reproducible handouts and engaging class activity sheets. A glossary of language learning terms is accompanied by a listing of suggested web sites and an extensive bibliography. Most importantly, Integrating English Language Learners in the Science Classroom is practical, and hands-on, combining theory, research and classroom experience for grade 6-8 science curricula in a readily accessible format.

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners

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Author: Barbara C. Cruz,Stephen J. Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415634954

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the social studies classroom. The authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. These practical instructional strategies will effectively engage learners and can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction in any classroom. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: • An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a social studies specific-context. • "Teaching Tips" offer helpful suggestions and ideas for creating and modifying lesson plans to be inclusive of ELLs. • Additional practical examples and new pedagogical elements in Part 3 include more visuals, suggestions for harnessing new technologies, discussion questions, and reflection points. • New material that takes into account the demands of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.

Teaching with Purpose

Closing the Research-practice Gap

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Author: John E. Penick,Robin Lee Harris

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873552539

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Science for English Language Learners brings you the best practices from different but complementary fields of science education and English language teaching, integrating the two. The book is designed so you can easily dip in and out of the topics you want. It’s organized into four sections.

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12

A Framework for Improving Achievement in the Content Areas

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Author: Margarita Calderon

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412909252

Category: Education

Page: 161

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This book provides a field-tested, research-based approach to expediting reading comprehension that results in higher test scores not just for ELLs, but for all students.

Educating English Language Learners

A Synthesis of Research Evidence

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Author: Fred Genesee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521676991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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The book provides a review of scientific research on the learning outcomes of students with limited or no proficiency in English in U.S. schools. Research on students in kindergarten to grade 12 is reviewed. The primary chapters of the book focus on these students' acquisition of oral language skills in English, their development of literacy (reading & writing) skills in English, instructional issues in teaching literacy, and achievement in academic domains (i.e., mathematics, science, and reading). The reviews and analyses of the research are relatively technical with a focus on research quality, design characteristics, and statistical analyses. The book provides a set of summary tables that give details about each study, including full references, characteristics of the students in the research, assessment tools and procedures, and results. A concluding chapter summarizes the major issues discussed and makes recommendations about particular areas that need further research.

Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends

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Author: Javier García-Martínez,Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527679324

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

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Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Author: Rick Allen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416617817

Category: Education

Page: 134

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How can elementary school teachers--the proverbial jacks-of-all-trades--feel more confident in their knowledge of science and teach science more effectively? The Essentials of Science, K-6 aims to unleash every elementary educator's inner science teacher. Through a plethora of classroom examples, interviews with award-winning elementary science teachers and science education experts, and a wide-ranging look at recent research examining the state of science education, readers will learn * How to align curriculum to state standards using such practices as backward design. * How to use inquiry-based science to infuse meaning into class investigations and teach students problem-solving skills. * Strategies for engaging students and keeping the curriculum fresh. * Ways to increase English language learners' participation in and understanding of science. * How to use formative assessment techniques to determine what students know both before and during lessons. * How professional development can orient teachers to new content and to a deeper way of seeing the natural world. With the right practices, science teachers can make their students' journey into learning about the natural world both productive and enjoyable.The Essentials of Science, K-6 provides practical information to help teachers reflect on their own approaches to teaching science and make the transition from apprehension to self-assurance.

Contemporary Issues in African Sciences and Science Education

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Author: Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw,George J. Sefa Dei,Kolawole Raheem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 946091702X

Category: Education

Page: 238

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In this careful articulation of science, the editors provide an intellectual marriage of Indigenous science and science education in the African context as a way of revising schooling and education. They define science broadly to include both the science of the natural/physical/biological and the ‘science of the social’. It is noted that the current policy direction of African education continues to be a subject of intense intellectual discussion. Science education is very much at the heart of much current debates about reforming African schooling. Among the ways to counter-vision contemporary African education this book points to how we promote Indigenous science education to improve upon African science and technology development in general. The book also notes a long-standing push to re-examine local cultural resource knowings in order to appreciate and understand the nature, content and context of Indigenous knowledge science as a starting foundation for promoting African science and technology studies in general. It is argued that these interests and concerns are not mutually exclusive of each other but as a matter of fact interwoven and interdependent. The breadth of coverage of the collection reflect papers in science, Indigeneity, identity and knowledge production and the possibilities of creating a truly African-centred education. It is argued that such extensive coverage will engage and excite readers on the path of what has been termed ‘African educational recovery’. While the book is careful in avoiding stale debates about the ‘Eurocentricity of Western scientific knowledge’ and the positing of ‘Eurocentric science’ as the only science worthy of engagement, it nonetheless caution against constructing a binary between Indigenous/local science and knowledges and Western ‘scientific’ knowledge. After all, Western scientific knowledge is itself a form of local knowledge, born out of a particular social and historical context. Engaging science in a more global context will bring to the fore critical questions of how we create spaces for the study of Indigenous science knowledge in our schools. How is Indigenous science to be read, understood and theorized? And, how do educators gather/collect and interpret Indigenous science knowledges for the purposes of teaching young learners. These are critical questions for contemporary African education?

Talent Development for English Language Learners

Identifying and Developing Potential

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Author: Michael Matthews,Jaime Castellano

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618211811

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Talent Development for English Language Learners offers concrete guidance to teachers, schools, and administrators seeking to maximize the potential of all of their students. Each chapter will focus thematically on an issue relevant to developing the talents and potential of gifted English language learners (ELLs) in inclusive educational settings. Examples are provided of how schools or educators might conventionally conceptualize and handle the issues related to ELLs and what the concerns or unintended negative outcomes are for gifted ELLs. The authors focus on what an "ideal" response might be from the lens of both the gifted education and the language education field, and how collaborative efforts across these perspectives yield effective interventions in schools and related educational settings for students who are both English language learners and highly academically able.

Science Teacher Preparation in Content-Based Second Language Acquisition

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Author: Alandeom W. Oliveira,Molly H. Weinburgh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319435167

Category: Science

Page: 387

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The primary purpose of this book is to provide science teacher educators with exemplars of professional development programs designed to prepare school teachers to effectively help language learners in science classrooms simultaneously gain language proficiency and conceptual understanding. To this end, this book examines seventeen science teacher preparation programs that span a wide variety of grade levels (elementary, middle, and secondary), countries (Italy, Luxemburg, Spain, UK, and US), and linguistic contexts (English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language, trilingual classrooms, and teaching deaf children science through sign language). The book is divided into three main parts. Each part consists of chapters that illustrate a common, cross-cutting theme in science teacher preparation in content-based second language acquisition, namely pre-service teacher preparation, in-service teacher preparation, and international perspectives. Each part provides many insights on the similarities and differences in the professional development approaches used to prepare science teaching with varied amounts of instructional experience help students in different parts of the world overcome linguistic barriers while simultaneously learning concepts central to science. Bringing together researchers from various academic backgrounds (science education, TESOL, and Applied Linguistics), attention is given to varied facets of the intersection of science and language learning in the specific context of school teacher preparation.