Secondary Science Teaching For English Learners: Developing Supportive And Responsive Learning Contexts For Sense-making And Language Development by Edward G. LyonSecondary Science Teaching For English Learners: Developing Supportive And Responsive Learning Contexts For Sense-making And Language Development by Edward G. Lyon

Secondary Science Teaching For English Learners: Developing Supportive And Responsive Learning…

byEdward G. Lyon, Sara Tolbert, Jorge Solís

Hardcover | June 20, 2016

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Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners: Developing Supportive and Responsive Learning Context for Sense-making and Language Development provides a resource for multiple audiences, including pre- and in-service secondary science teachers, science teacher educators, instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and administrators, to learn about a research-based approach to teaching science that responds to the growing population of English learners in the United States. The book offers clear definitions of pedagogical practices supported by classroom examples and a cohesive framework for teaching science in linguistically diverse classrooms. The Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition (or SSTELLA) Framework addresses how learning science is enhanced through meaningful and relevant learning experiences that integrate discipline-specific literacy. In particular, four core science teaching practices are described: (1) contextualized science activity, (2) scientific sense-making through scientific and engineering practices, (3) scientific discourse, and (4) English language and disciplinary literacy development. These four core practices are supported by sound theory and research based on unscripted guidelines and flexible modifications of science lessons. Moreover, the four interrelated practices promote students' use of core science ideas while reading, writing, talking, and doing science, thus reflecting principles from Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and English language proficiency standards. Secondary Science Teaching provides readers with a historical and theoretical basis for integrating language, literacy, and science in multilingual science classrooms, and well as explicit models and guided support teachers in enacting effective teaching practices in the classroom, including comparative vignettes to distinguish between different types of classroom practice.
Edward G. Lyon received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Science Education at California State University, Sonoma. Prior to getting his doctorate he taught high school science for several years. Trish Stoddart received her Ph.D. from the University of California at ...
Title:Secondary Science Teaching For English Learners: Developing Supportive And Responsive Learning…Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:258 pages, 9.27 × 6.34 × 0.99 inShipping dimensions:9.27 × 6.34 × 0.99 inPublished:June 20, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442231254

ISBN - 13:9781442231252


Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Preparing the Next Generation of Secondary Science TeachersEdward G. LyonPART I: FOUNDATIONS FOR LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND SCIENCE INTEGRATIONChapter 1: The New Vision for Secondary Science Education: Connecting Language and Literacy to Science LearningTrish StoddartChapter 2: Responsive Approaches to Science and Language Teaching for English Learners: Foundations of the SSTELLA FrameworkJorge Solís and George C. BunchPART II: SUPPORTIVE AND RESPONSIVE SCIENCE TEACHING PRACTICES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERSChapter 3: The SSTELLA Framework: A Synergistic and Reciprocal Relationship between Language and Science for Secondary TeachingSara Tolbert and Trish StoddartChapter 4: Contextualizing Science ActivitySara TolbertChapter 5: Scientific Sense-Making through Scientific and Engineering PracticesEdward G. Lyon and Sara TolbertChapter 6: Scientific Discourse through Scientific and Engineering PracticesEdward G. Lyon and Jorge Solís Chapter 7: English Language and Disciplinary Literacy Development in ScienceJorge SolísPART III: APPLYING SSTELLA PRACTICES TO CURRICULAR AND ASSESSMENT PLANNINGChapter 8: Explaining the Antibiotic Resistance of MRSA: A Biology Unit to Integrate Scientific Practices with Disciplinary Literacy Edward G. LyonChapter 9: Deconstructing the "Explaining the Antibiotic Resistance of MRSA" UnitSara Tolbert and Edward G. LyonChapter 10: Responsive approaches to assessing English learners in science classrooms Edward G. LyonAPPENDIX: SSTELLA PRACTICES PROGRESSIONReferencesAbout the Authors

Editorial Reviews

A marvelous book providing real classroom examples of science, literacy and language instruction in action. The authors carefully construct theoretically sound and research based practices to help educators understand and deliver curriculum and instruction to teach and support all students' engagement with scientific concepts and practices. Having read this book, I will immediately adopt it for my content area/disciplinary literacy classes and will encourage my science methods colleagues to do the same. This ground breaking work is a model for future projects that are desperately needed to make critical linkages between language, literacy and the disciplines.