Science Instructional Strategies for English Learners ~ A Guide for Elementary and Secondary Grades

Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D., Veronica Betancourt, M.A., Kristin Grayson, M.Ed., and Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

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This guide is designed to be a practical resource for elementary and secondary teachers who are determined to meet the needs of the diverse populations of students they serve. The guide presents seven research-based strategies for instruction of English learners in science. It is divided into four sections – teaching learning premises (theoretical underpinnings for each strategy); research support; essential teacher competencies (pedagogical skills necessary for effective implementation of each strategy); steps for strategy implementation – along with a matrix of techniques for implementation.