Making Science Accessible to English Learners

A Guidebook for Teachers

Author: John Warren Carr

Publisher: WestEd

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 123

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This updated edition of the bestselling guidebook helps middle and high school science teachers reach English learners in their classrooms. The guide offers practical guidance, powerful and concrete strategies, and sample lesson scenarios that can be implemented immediately in any science class. It includes rubrics to help teachers identify the most important language skills at five ELD levels; practical guidance and tips from the field; seven scaffolding strategies for differentiating instruction; seven tools to promote academic language and scientific discourse; assessment techniques and accommodations to lower communication barriers for English learners; and two integrated lesson scenarios demonstrating how to combine and embed these various strategies, tools, techniques, and approaches. The volume is designed for teachers who have had limited preparation for teaching science in classrooms where some students are also English learners.

Young Children Continue to Reinvent Arithmetic--2nd Grade

Implications of Piaget's Theory

Author: Constance Kamii

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 692

Responding to their recent research on how children learn mathematics, the authors have revised this bestselling textbook to provide practical advice on what works and what should be avoided when teaching second graders. Features important revisions to their groundbreaking program, including the harmful effects of teaching "carrying' and "borrowing".

Hidden Dangers

Subtle Signs of Failing Schools

Author: Betsy Gunzelmann

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 129

View: 536

The Hidden Dangers in our schools have grown and intensified over the last few years. Clearly, schools do not work in a vacuum; each is affected by the much larger society, government and economy. In this new edition we will be introduced to the interplay of these facets and how they can help and in some cases hinder our schools, our teachers, and our students from thriving.

A General Theory of Love

Author: Thomas Lewis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 521

This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child’s developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Teaching Elementary Science

Who's Afraid of Spiders?

Author: Selma Wassermann

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 676

This book is designed for teachers-to-be and practicing teachers who want to teach science with confidence and for those who are fearful of trying. It presents an inquiry-oriented method (instead of a smorgasbord of approaches) that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity by emphasizing scientific exploration. The book removes the fear of teaching science by encouraging teachers to be scientific inquirers themselves, learning side-by-side with their students. The text features a theoretical model of inquiry-based teaching, Play-Debrief-Replay, that incorporates elements of investigative play with critical thinking skills. In the longest chapter, 60 fully developed, field-tested investigative science activities are included to promote experiential learning and concept development. Anxieties about teaching science are addressed head-on and dealt with sensitively and thoughtfully.