Science for English Language Learners: Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction

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Shell Education, Oct 1, 2012 - Education - 352 pages
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Effectively build students' language skills while developing their scientific understanding using the strategies in this resouce. Science for English Language Learners uses the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate) to offer valuable strategies for academic language development and gaining science content knowledge. With engaging stories and interactive activities examples suitable for all grade levels, teachers will learn how to assist their students to activate prior knowledge, build understanding, and question and explore crucial science themes, as well as explicitly develop their language abilities.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
Developing Academic Language A Framework
45
Assessing English Language Learners Within
79
Activating Language Through Engage
103
Mediating Language Through Explore
137
Explicit Language Instruction Through Explain
177
Academic Language Performance
241
Communicating Content Knowledge
293
Afterword
333
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