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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