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Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly; Malloy, Robert; Smith, Kathy Horak; Marshall, Jenesta Nettles – Childhood Education, 2012
In this article, the authors outline an instructional model that can be used to optimize science and language learning in the classroom. The authors have developed the 5R instructional model (Weinburgh & Silva, 2010) to support teachers as they integrate academic language into content instruction. The model combines five strategies already…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2008
Across the world, technology is part of the social and academic lives of students. In particular, iPods are one of the most popular forms of technology. Wikipedia, an excellent online source for information, notes that Apple has sold more than 119 million of these portable media players as of October 2007. With iPods, students can listen to, or…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition
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Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly; Smith, Kathy Horak; Barreto, Guadalupe; Gabel, Joan – Childhood Education, 2008
An urban school district and a university developed a curriculum emphasizing academic language for its English language learners (ELL) students. The partnership began when the district's elementary ESL coordinator approached three university faculty for support in developing a three-year summer school curriculum emphasizing mathematics and science…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Summer Schools, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)