Check out my Ed Week Teacher series, Teaching ELLs That ‘Science is a Verb’
I’ve just posted The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners, and thought I’d publish this companion post, too.
Just as I’m interested in interviewing teachers who have had success teaching Common Core Math to ELLs, I’d like to talk with teachers who are effectively teaching the Next Generation Science Standards to them. Please leave a comment if you’re open to talking with me.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners (please suggest more):
Next Generation Science Standards and English-Learners is from Ed Week.
Teaching Science to English Language Learners: What do the NGSS Tell Us? is from Diane Staehr Fenner.
English Language Learners and the Next Generation Science Standards is from Next Generation Science.
New Science Standards Designed for Wide Range of Learners is from Education Week.
Cultivating Academic Language and Literacy in Science Instruction was the title of a recent Webinar, which I believe can be viewed for free.
Supporting ELLs in the Science Classroom: 5 Things to Do when Planning a Lesson is from The Science Penguin.
Seven Steps to Using Next Generation Science Standards with ELLs is from Common Core and ELLs.
Supporting ELLs in the Science Classroom: Part II is from The Science Penguin.
— Maria Larios-Horton (@Maria_L_Horton) November 21, 2015
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) May 24, 2016
— ELL Stanford (@ELLStanford) July 13, 2016
Unlocking Learning: Science as a Lever for English Learner Equity is from The Education Trust.
— Linda Bauld (@lbauld) March 10, 2017
— Karen E Lewis (@KarenElizLewis) May 2, 2017
New Podcast: Teaching #Science successfully to #Newcomers! 👉https://t.co/MBNUxk746V
Thank you @MsCooperELL 4 the great chat & insight.
Also thx to @meredithalvaro_. & @GomezDLTI – weve learned a lot from you!#Ellchat #ESL #NSTA #CAST17 #NABT #edchat #Leadupchat #joyfulleaders pic.twitter.com/VcNE4Zkx9y
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) November 26, 2017
Stem For ELS looks like a very useful site.
— 🌍 v a l e n t i n a g o n z a l e z (@ValentinaESL) January 23, 2018
— Horn STEAM (@ehardenScience) January 29, 2018
SCALE Science is a project from Stanford providing resources, including lesson plans, for teaching the Next Generation Science Standards.
Change the way you teach STEM classes! is from WIDA.
Educators Guide for Inquiry-based Science and English Language Development is from The Exploratorium.
Here’s an example how a science teacher is using a resource from our latest book:
— Alycia Owen (@alycia_owen) August 29, 2018
Mastering Vocabulary with Visuals is by Stephen Fleenor.
Author Interview: ‘Teaching Science to English Learners’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.
Engaging English Learners in the Science and Engineering Practices is from STEM Teaching Tools.
Nevertheless has multilingual STEM Role Models posters.
One of the most challenging problems in educational policy and practice is a Science Daily article summarizing a study about ELL assessments in science.
Integrating Language While Teaching STEM is a “NCELA Teaching Practice Brief.”
✨Science✨ is an exciting subject but it has challenging vocabulary, text structure & grammar. @michelleshory & I created this resource to support #Science teachers who work with #ELLs Feel free to copy & modify.
📌https://t.co/hKeMG7Mecq#ELL2point0 #ellchat #Ellchat_BkClub pic.twitter.com/sDlmaUPf9v
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) December 15, 2020
Are you 👀 for #Science resources to support your #ELLs?
Try the links in the #ELL2point0 infographic from @michelleshory & me. They include videos📽️simulation sites🧪& content review💡To make a copy go to
— Irina McGrath, Ph.D. (@irina_mcgrath) February 23, 2021
Using ELL Strategies in the Science Classroom is from Edutopia.
The Visual Non-Glossary, created by Stephen Fleenor for Seidlitz Education, seems to me to be a “must-have” for Science educators working with ELLs. It costs $100, but definitely seems worth the cost.