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ERIC Number: EJ955974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Science Education and ESL Students
Allen, Heather; Park, Soonhye
Science Scope, v35 n3 p29-35 Nov 2011
The number of students who learn English as a second language (ESL) in U.S. schools has grown significantly in the past decade. This segment of the student population increased by 56% between the 1994-95 and 2004-05 school years (NCLR 2007). As the ESL student population increases, many science teachers struggle to tailor instructional materials, resources, and teaching strategies to facilitate ESL student learning. With this issue in mind, the authors examine the challenges ESL students experience in learning science and provide a lesson plan and assessment to overcome the obstacles ESL students face in the science classroom. The authors then summarize teaching strategies effective for ESL students' science learning based on research findings and their teaching experiences. (Contains 1 figure and 2 activity worksheets.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States