Relationships Among Science Language, Concepts, and Processes: A Study of English Learners in Junior High School Science Classrooms

@inproceedings{Kang2013RelationshipsAS,
  title={Relationships Among Science Language, Concepts, and Processes: A Study of English Learners in Junior High School Science Classrooms},
  author={Emily J. S. Kang and Julie Bianchini},
  year={2013}
}
English learners (ELs) encounter the multiple challenges of learning new scientific concepts and processes in the unfamiliar languages of both science and English. In this study, we examined two eighth grade teachers’ physical science classrooms to better understand how ELs, students reclassified as fluent, and students fluent in English negotiated relationships among language, concepts, and processes. More specifically, during a 5-week forces unit, we investigated (1) our teacher participants… CONTINUE READING

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