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Tretter, Thomas; Ardasheva, Yuliya; Bookstrom, Eric – Science Teacher, 2014
Literacy skills are critical for building science knowledge. For English Language Learners (ELLs)--the fastest growing population in U.S. schools (Goldenberg 2008)--learning English compounds the challenge of learning complex science concepts. This challenge is particularly acute for learning academic, science-specific English words and language…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)