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What better way to learn English than through the study of science, and what better way to learn about science than experiencing it through language and literacy in and out of the classroom. Sutman, Allen, and Shoemaker (1986) observed in Learning English Through Science that science and language link us to knowledge of the world and beyond, to understanding people, phenomena, and processes. But this understanding is difficult to obtain in our culture without developing proficiency in the English language. This first chapter provides an overview of the central themes that guide and improve the teaching of science to English Language learners. This free selection includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, About the Editors, Author Biographies, and Index.