Science and English Language Learners
In her article, “Effective strategies for teaching science vocabulary”, Sarah Carriere reminds us:
“In order for students to develop scientific literacy, they need to gain a knowledge of science content and practice scientific habits of mind. This is impossible without knowledge of science vocabulary. This article shares research-based strategies for science vocabulary instruction that are effective for all students, including English language learners.”
Learn ESL Science Vocabulary Quickly!
…a collection of you-tube videos featuring science vocab…
- Article—“Science for the English Language Learner: Strategies to Enhance Comprehension” Vicky Giouroukakis
- Article--"Fostering STEM Vocabulary Development in ESL students" Beth Crumpler (2013).
Larry Ferlazzo shares resources/links for simple science experiments stating:
Having students perform simple classroom science experiments are a great way for English Language Learners to develop language skills — through the speaking with a partner that’s necessary to do the experiment, through the listening needed to understand directions, through the writing done to record results and to afterward describe what they did, and through the reading that occurs if use the Language Experience Approach and as a class write a chronology of events together on a whiteboard.
- Science Vocabulary Hangman http://education.jlab.org/vocabhangman/index.html
The computer will randomly pick a term used in science. Discover the word the computer has picked by guessing which letters are in it. Each incorrect guess you make causes the atom man to decay. Attention Teachers!! Add your own vocabulary words for your class to use!
- School Science: Environmental Science Education Quiz Activities & Games http://www.syvum.com/squizzes/science/
Science Text for ELLs
Content Essentials for Science
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Worksheets and activities for teaching Science to English language learners (kids, teenagers or adults). Here you can find printable worksheets for many levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate or advanced. All these worksheets and activities for teaching Science have been designed by English language teachers.