Effective strategies for teaching science vocabulary

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In order for students to develop scientific literacy, they need to gain a knowledge of science content and practice scientific habits of mind. This is impossible without knowledge of science vocabulary. This article shares research-based strategies for science vocabulary instruction that are effective for all students, including English language learners

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Effective strategies for teaching science vocabularyIn order for students to develop scientific literacy, they need to gain a knowledge of science content and practice scientific habits of mind. This is impossible without knowledge of science vocabulary. This article shares research-based strategies for science vocabulary instruction that are effective for all students, including English language learners.BYSARAH J. CARRIERLearn moreRELATED PAGESMaking reading passages comprehensible for English language learners: English language learners can read the same content-area material as their peers, but they may need special help. Teachers can make difficult reading comprehensible by building vocabulary, decoding difficult syntax, and teaching background knowledge.Keys to success for English language learners: Tips that any teacher in any classroom can use to helpESLstudents learn the curriculum while learning English.Writing and English as a Second Language: Strategies for helping English Language Learners throughout the writing process.RELATED TOPICSLearn more aboutEnglish language learners,differentiated instruction,learning styles,science,teaching methods, andvocabulary.HelpPlease read ourdisclaimerfor lesson plans.LegalThe text of this page is copyright 2011.All Rights Reserved. Images and other media may be licensed separately; see captions for more information andread the fine print.PRINTPRINTSHAREEMAILDELICIOUSDIGGFACE

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