- ELL Ideas: Learning About the Environment
- Teaching ELLs to Navigate Textbooks Effectively
- Rethinking Language Goals in Science with Three-Dimensional Learning
- Successful Field Trips with English Language Learners
- Opportunities and Challenges for ELLs in the Science Inquiry Classroom (Part 1)
- Science and Language: Making Connections with the Next Generation Science Standards
- Teaching Science to English Language Learners: What do the NGSS Tell Us?
- Year-End Review: A Recap of Our CCSS for ELLs Posts (Part 2)
- State of the Union: Latino Students in the Spotlight
- Recent CCSS for ELLs Resource Roundup
Books and Booklists
Research and Reports
- Benchmarking the Success of Latina and Latino Students in STEM to Achieve National Graduation Goals
- Unlocking Learning: Science as a Lever for English Learner Equity
- Improving Science and Vocabulary Learning of English Language Learners
- Essential Elements of Effective Science Instruction for English Learners
- Student Center Activities Aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects K-5
Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K-12 science standards aligned across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally bench-marked science education. The NGSS are a parallel initiative to the Common Core, but are not part of the CCSS.
Teaching Science to Diverse Populations and Related Case Studies
The Next Generation Science Standards include guidance (Appendix D) on implementation with diverse populations such as English language learners.
The ELL case study focuses on a 2nd-grade classroom learning about soil in an Earth Science lesson. (Read more about each document in our Research and Reports section.)
Peep and the Big Wide World: Bilingual Activities & STEM Curriculum
Public television producer WGBH has launched a bilingual website and preschool curriculum based on Peep and the Big Wide World, the Award-winning STEM series for 3-5 year olds following a newly hatched chicken named Peep and his friends Chirp and Quack (a robin and a duck) on their daily adventures. Each half-hour episode contains two stories which highlight specific science concepts, plus two live-action shorts presenting real kids playing and experimenting with these concepts in their own big wide worlds.
The accompanying site includes bilingual games, videos, apps, a 6-unit STEM curriculum, professional development video modules for early childhood educators, and science resources and activity ideas for families. The website is also available in Spanish.