Making Science Accessible to English Learners

Making Science Accessible to English Learners

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This updated edition of the bestselling guidebook helps middle and high school science teachers reach English learners in their classrooms. The guide offers practical guidance, powerful and concrete strategies, and sample lesson scenarios that can be implemented immediately in any science class. It includes rubrics to help teachers identify the most important language skills at five ELD levels; practical guidance and tips from the field; seven scaffolding strategies for differentiating instruction; seven tools to promote academic language and scientific discourse; assessment techniques and accommodations to lower communication barriers for English learners; and two integrated lesson scenarios demonstrating how to combine and embed these various strategies, tools, techniques, and approaches. The volume is designed for teachers who have had limited preparation for teaching science in classrooms where some students are also English learners.Eartha#39;s interior weathering crystallization volcano Eartha#39;s crust Eartha#39;s interior lithification ocean ocean floor metamorphism weathering ... Engage During the engage stage, to gain insight into my studentsa#39; understanding of the Eartha#39;s dynamic systems, and to engage their interest in our topic of ... I make it a point to limit the vocabulary to no more than 10 new words per lesson. ... do the individual self-rating exercise, I like to get a quick visual distribution of the class vocabulary needs.

Title:Making Science Accessible to English Learners
Author:John Warren Carr, Ursula Sexton, Rachel Lagunoff
Publisher:WestEd - 2007


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