English Language Development and the Science-Literacy Connection


The purpose of this chapter is to provide classroom teachers with a summary of English language development (ELD) strategies used by one region in the United States. The integration of these strategies in science instruction has led to increased levels of vocabulary development by English language learners and their increased achievement in science (Amaral, Garrison, and Klentschy 2002). Many of the strategies, designed to help English language learners acquire standards-based science content, can be integrated across the curriculum. All of the strategies have been used by classroom teachers in the Vallé Imperial Project in Science in Imperial County, California, for more than a decade.

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