ERIC Number: ED165466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Language Through Science.
Korn, Caroline A.
This article presents a rationale for correlation of science with language instruction, whether English as a second language (ESL) or first language development. Science can provide a conceptual base for vocabulary and syntactic development. Numerous studies indicate that language ability can be significantly increased through participation in activity science programs. Units can be developed around students' previous experiences building upon their present knowledge and developing self-esteem. Focusing on behavioral objectives will help in planning science activities. Group work which will encourage student discussion and cooperation toward a goal should be planned. Suggested topics for units or learning centers include "Foods of Ancient America,""Mother's Medicines," and "Clay Like the Indians Used." (Author/EJS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Grammar, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Ability, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Spanish, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Language Correlation
Note: For related document see FL 009 207; Paper presented at California Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language Conference (San Francisco, California, March 1978)