Gateway to Science is a program designed to introduce students to content-area knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of science programs and state assessments. Using picture dictionary and textbook formats, students acquire key vocabulary, concepts, and learning strategies that help boost their success in science.
With a focus on what mathematics and science educators need to know about academic language used in the STEM disciplines, this book critically synthesizes the current knowledge base on language challenges inherent to learning mathematics and science, with particular attention to the unique issues for English learners.
Round out the curriculum with the contributions of women who share a common passion for bettering the world through science and technology. The biographies -- of triumph over racial and gender discrimination, mixing career with family, world wars, and personal challenges -- are each followed by a hands-on experiment or activity and critical-thinking questions.Fifteen additional biographies.
This book 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.
Titles included in the set are: Pop! A Book About Bubbles; How Big Is a Foot?; How Tall How Short; Hear Your Heart; The Busy Body Book; Lucas and His Loco Beans; Diary of a Worm; Wiggling Worms at Work; Over in the Ocean; Coral Reef Animals; Our Tree Named Steve.
This volume provides fresh theoretical insights and practical applications for better understanding how science can be used as a pathway to teaching literacy, and hence, as a pathway to improving teachers' practice and students' learning.
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.
this book helps teachers address diversity in the classroom, construct a knowledge of science, develop pedagogical content knowledge, and teach with thematic units. Each chapter contains a wealth of practical activities. This revision includes the teaching standards from the National Science Education Standards, and information on technology. Educators who teach science to K-8 students.
This book is a resource for multiple audiences, including pre- and in-service secondary science teachers, science teacher educators, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and administrators, to learn about a research-based approach to teaching science that responds to the growing population of English learners in the United States.
English Learners (ELs) are left behind in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The growing need for effective critical pedagogical competence (CPC), critical technological competence (CTC), and critical cross-cultural communicative competence (CCCCC) in teachers who serve ELs has become more evident because of the increasing numbers of ELs and the global socio-economic, and technological developments.
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.
This book was created to provide a research foundation that demonstrates an agenda to strengthen the preparation and enhancement of teachers of science for regions and states experiencing extensive initial growth of Hispanic ELLs in schools.
This book chronicles the journeys of young adults in an under-served urban community who are new to the English language into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related) fields from high school through college.