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Bell, Athene Cooper – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A formative design experiment methodology was employed to investigate the acquisition of early reading skills for high school English language learners (ELLs) beginning to read English. A fundamental challenge facing high school ELLs entering schools in the United States for the first time is learning how to read. While there is considerable…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Skills, High School Students, Evaluation Methods
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Ebert, James R.; Elliott, Nancy A.; Hurteau, Laura; Schulz, Amanda – Science Teacher, 2004
Students must understand the fundamental process of convection before they can grasp a wide variety of Earth processes, many of which may seem abstract because of the scales on which they operate. Presentation of a very visual, concrete model prior to instruction on these topics may facilitate students' understanding of processes that are largely…
Descriptors: Water, Plate Tectonics, Science Instruction, Models