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ERIC Number: EJ955976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Synergistic Strategies: Science for ELLs Is Science for All
Bergman, Daniel
Science Scope, v35 n3 p40-44 Nov 2011
The growing number of students needing additional language support requires extra time in the hectic schedule of a typical science teacher. The good news for busy teachers is that several researchers and educators have crafted methods for using "sheltered instruction" to meet the unique needs of English language learner (ELL) students: "Sheltered instruction is an approach for teaching content to English learners in strategic ways that make the subject matter concepts comprehensible while promoting the students' English language development" (Echevarria, Vogt, and Short 2007, p. 5). These techniques allow teachers to combine language development with science instruction. This article discusses common strategic elements promoted in both science inquiry and sheltered instruction. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States