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ERIC Number: EJ824874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Social Studies for All: ESOL Strategies for the Elementary Classroom
Cruz, Barbara C.; Thornton, Stephen J.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v21 n2 p11-16 Nov-Dec 2008
The daily challenge of providing comprehensible instruction to English language learners (ELLs) can be daunting. This article discusses how teachers of ELL students may address this challenge and enrich the social studies curriculum for all. The authors begin with an account of a classroom activity that illustrates what can be done by a classroom teacher to help make social studies content comprehensible for ELLs, while facilitating--and enhancing--learning for all of the students present. Several resources and key methods for teaching social studies to ELL students (and all students) are presented. (Contains 4 figures and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A