"Can a student‚Äôs cultural background support learning in science? Or is concentrating on the specialized vocabulary of science the best way to help English language learners learn science? This book addresses these and other pressing questions you face when working with students whose linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as their languages, are different from your own. Teaching Science to English Language Learners combines research findings with classroom vignettes and the perspectives of teachers. The chapter authors strive to support your efforts to see diversity as a resource‚ rather than as an obstacle‚ in the science classroom."
Teaching science to English language learners : building on students' strengths. Arlington, Va.: NSTA, National Science Teachers Association; 2008.