Planning Science Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals: Weaving in Rich and Relevant Language Support
Published by: Teachers College Press
Imprint: Teachers College Press
Sales Date: 2023-02-24
Published: February 2023
Imprint: Teachers College Press
Page Count: 192 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
192 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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This practical resource takes educators through a planning process?from selecting standards to designing learning activities?that weaves together language, literacy, and science in ways that are responsive to emergent bilinguals. Drawing on extensive and current research, the authors show how secondary educators can use students' own language and lived experiences, coupled with authentic science practices, to provide rich and relevant language support. Using a science unit as a shared text, readers will learn how to gather rich knowledge about emergent bilinguals, unpack the ideas and language demands of Next Generation Science Standards, strategically embed language and literacy standards in the curriculum, and sequence learning activities around an anchoring phenomenon, a text, and an assessment. In the process, readers will come away with a repertoire of planning tools and examples of how to support emergent bilinguals in using language to collaborate with others and to interpret and produce texts that are central to learning and doing science. Planning Science Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals blends theory and practice so readers understand both how and why this planning process can be used to disrupt social inequity for emergent bilinguals.
- Describes intentional decisions that educators can make when planning a science unit or learning experience.
- Shows how to weave together Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core English Language Arts Standards, and language development.
- Provides a model unit about kelp forest ecosystems to illustrate how theory is translated into practice.
- Demonstrates how to use emergent bilinguals? assets (linguistic skills, family experiences, personal interests) to create engaging science instruction.
- Provides a set of planning tools, including both blank templates and completed examples, to guide educators through the planning process.
Part I: Foundations for Teaching Science to Emergent Bilinguals
1. Re-envisioning Science Teaching for Emergent Bilinguals
2. A Research Primer for Integrating Science Learning With Language and Literacy Development for Emergent Bilinguals
3. Ecosystem Interactions and Resources: A Sample Unit to Illustrate the Planning Process
Part II: Unit Level Planning
4. Knowing Your Emergent Bilingual Students and Their Families
5. Unpacking the Next Generation Science Standards and Curricular Resources
6. Weaving Common Core English Language Arts and English Language Development Into Next Generation Science Standards
7. Anchoring the Unit With Phenomena, Texts, and Assessment
Part III: Planning a Conceptual and Linguistic Progression of Learning
8. Connecting a Conceptual Progression to Language and Literacy
9. Planning a Progression for Interpretive Language
10. Planning a Progression for Collaborative Language
11. Planning a Progression for Productive Language
Conclusion: Strengthening Science, Language, and Literacy Rich and Relevant Planning through Collaboration
Appendix A: Sample Ecosystem Interactions and Resources Lesson Plans
Appendix B: Additional Unit Frames
Appendix C: Blank Planning Tools
About the Authors