Chapter 3: Teaching Edith About the Earth’s Rotation: Inquiry-Based Science and Language Development

Chapter 3 addresses teaching Science to English learners, focusing on:

  • Nature of science discourse and text
  • Science knowledge and habits of mind challenges for English learners
  • Developing English learners’ academic vocabulary in science
  • Promoting English learners’ language interaction in science instruction
  • Fourth grade science lesson before and after application of the Academic Subjects Protocol (lesson analysis and adaptations) for English learners
Below we provide additional information on major topics addressed in or relevant to the content of Chapter 3, with links to each topic’s webpage that includes a brief narrative overview of the topic, followed by headings of subtopics with categorized, annotated links to freely available resources that can be used for further study or to activities that can be viewed or conducted in classes or workshops. At the bottom of this page, we share links to online resources for classroom use with English learners K-12.


Mexican Students in US Schools

Table Turner Experience–Science

Teaching Science to English Learners