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ERIC Number: EJ1155736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Supporting English Language Learners in Social Studies: Language-Focused Strategies
Zhang, Ying
Social Studies, v108 n5 p204-209 2017
With the significant enrollment increase of English Language Learners (ELLs) nationwide, social studies teachers face challenges to educate these students. As a response to the literature of preparing all content teachers to work with ELLs, this article introduces three teacher-friendly language-focused strategies. These strategies help social studies teachers to address the linguistic demands in this specific discipline for the purpose of content mastery. The author first discusses the linguistic challenges in social studies and argues that commonly used cognitively based strategies often fail to provide sufficient scaffolding for ELLs. The author then introduces three language-focused strategies with examples.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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