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Rethinking Language Goals in Science with Three-Dimensional Learning

In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Emily Miller and Rita MacDonald offer ideas for new ways to think about language in science instruction using a three-dimensional model of learning and numerous classroom examples.

Opportunities and Challenges for ELLs in the Science Inquiry Classroom (Part 1)

In this excerpt from Chapter 4 of Becoming Scientists: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Grades 3-5, the authors describe some of the challenges that ELLs may face in an inquiry classroom and offer guidelines for identifying important academic language features, writing language and content objectives, and choosing appropriate strategies for students' proficiency levels.

Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know

Standards That Impact English Language Learners

In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner and John Segota discuss the ways in which language proficiency and teaching standards can help shape the instruction of English language learners. They also discuss the relationship between these different sets of standards and their connection to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.