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ERIC Number: EJ921644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Teaching Science to ELLs, Part II
Castaneda, Martha; Bautista, Nazan
Science Teacher, v78 n3 p40-44 Mar 2011
Despite the burgeoning numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in our schools, many science teachers have little training in meeting their specialized needs. By the year 2010, it is estimated that 40% of K-12 classrooms in the United States will contain nonnative English speakers with varying levels of proficiency (Thomas and Collier 2002). Since the academic success of ELLs depends on effective instruction and assessment in the mainstream classroom, it is imperative that teachers have proven strategies for working with ELLs. Part II of this two-part article provides four classroom-based assessment strategies for science teachers. (Contains 2 figures.) [For Part I, see EJ921642.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A