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ERIC Number: EJ1004200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Not Just Good Science Teaching: Supporting Academic Language Development
Silva, Cecilia; Weinburgh, Molly; Smith, Kathy Horak
Voices from the Middle, v20 n4 p34-42 May 2013
In this article, the authors explore ways in which they have worked together in understanding the complexities of academic language within the science classroom and discuss strategies they have used to teach academic language to young adolescent English Language Learners (ELLs) within inquiry-based science lessons. They discuss strategies they use to explicitly teach linguistic components of academic language and provide examples of ways they support ELLs in understanding how mathematical expression and visual representation support meaning making with the hybrid language of academic science. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A