Blog: Science Instruction for ELLs

A panda bear in the snow

This week we'd like to take a break from text-dependent questions to share some resources with you on implementing the Common Core with ELLs that have become available recently.

Chilren holding out their hands in the sunlight

Guest blogger Emily Miller served on the Next Generation Science Standards Elementary Writing Team, as well as on the Diversity & Equity Team. Drawing upon that work, she has put together this seven-step framework for engaging ELLs and for developing language with the NGSS and shows how to use it with a science lesson about sound.

Screenshot of a man in a suit on CNN.

While Diane is working away on her text-dependent questions, we wanted to share a few notable points from President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night related to Latino students and ELLs, and chime in on the subsequent reading of the tea leaves.

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