Effective Social Studies Instruction to Promote Knowledge Acquisition and Vocabulary Learning of English

Reutebuch, C.K. CREATE

Many students learning English as a second language in the United States must study and be tested on grade-level curricula in a language that they are still learning. This is especially taxing for ELLs who are entering U.S. schools at the secondary level because they have less time to meet accountability standards. Researchers with CREATE, based at the Center for Applied Linguistics, share a middle school intervention designed to enhance social studies instruction by incorporating literacy instruction.

Citation

Reutebuch, C.K. (2010). Effective Social Studies Instruction to Promote Knowledge Acquisition and Vocabulary Learning of English. CREATE. Retrieved January 14, 2011 from: http://www.cal.org/create/resources/pubs/effective-social-studies-instruction.html