Foster life-long teacher learning embedded in effective teaching practices and the science standards Science is a natural motivator and an academic engine for utilizing language, but it is the teacher who is the key to fostering the innate curiosity in each learner. Growing Language Through Science offers a model for contextualizing language and promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners in the K-5 science classroom, through a highly effective approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich hand-on experiences. You’ll find • A wealth of instructional tools to support and engage students, with links to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) • Presentation and assessment strategies that accommodate students’ diverse needs, while encouraging them to use communicative language, speaking, listening, reading, and writing • Ready-to-use templates and illustrations to enrich the textual discussion • Field-tested teaching strategies framed in the 5Es used in monolingual and bilingual classrooms • Reflection exercises that enhance teacher instructional decision making. Use this timely resource to build students’ science and language skills simultaneously – while helping them find the joy in learning. “This book is timely, informative, and accessible to the practitioner. As an administrator, I would love to use this resource with our staff as a way to generate dialogue around the NGSS and the implementation of science as the content for language arts integration.” — Thelma A. Davis, Principal Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV “The book’s major strengths are taking multiple teaching strategies that are proven to be beneficial for English learners and putting them together in an easy to understand format, allowing the teacher a view of what a lesson should look like, as well as numerous, ready-made lessons to follow.” — Lyneille Meza, Coordinator of Data & Assessment? Denton ISD, Denton, TX

Navigating Through the Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas Physical Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences

Navigating Through the Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

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When you make the finding yourself—even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light— you’ll never forget it.

Carl Sagan

Introduction

The new science standards initiate a conceptual shift that impacts the way teachers teach and students learn. This shift reflects the interconnectedness of the science disciplines as they are experienced and practiced in the real world and provides a unifying approach to the teaching and learning of science in grades K–5.

The core ideas span the science disciplines as they align with the science and engineering practices in the standards. It is with the Framework in mind ...

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