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Supporting K-12 English Language Learners in Science : Putting Research into Teaching Practice
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Teaching Science to English Learners synthesizes important common themes and highlights the unique features, findings, and lessons learned from four 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/or 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 and includes discussion questions and suggestions for activities to put ideas from the chapter into practice in classrooms. 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.