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Growing Language Through Science, K-5

Strategies That Work
By: Judy Reinhartz

Foreword by Katherine I. Norman

Use this resource to promote academic success for English learners in the K-5 classroom through an approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich, hands-on experiences.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483358314
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publication date: March 25, 2015

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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

Key features

Fostering life-long teacher learning embedded in the science standards

Offering a model for promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners, in the K–5 science classroom Reinhartz provides a framework for teacher learning that connects research with practice in how students learn science. The book lays a foundation for contextualizing language through the implementation of science content and hands-on inquiry-based strategies within the 5E delivery system (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate). The author includes content based on three fundamental principles, including:

· Building teacher instructional capacity

· Valuing students’ educational, cultural, and linguistic diversity

· The interdependence of the teaching and learning processes



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Judy Reinhartz

Judy Reinhartz’ career spans nearly five decades in K-16 education, as an elementary and middle school science teacher, secondary school biology and department science chair, and a professor of undergraduate and graduate science education, curriculum development, research, educational leadership and supervision, and instructional strategy courses. She also is a researcher, writer of numerous articles, chapters, and books, presenter, consultant, and director of centers for science, research, effective teaching and learning, and clinical experiences and student teaching.

Judy has developed a culture of inquiry and worked with diverse populations of students, teachers, faculty members, staff, members of the business community, and parents in varied educational settings at the local, state, national, and international levels. Throughout her career, she has been a role model for collaboration. She has presented a myriad of research and research into practice papers at professional meetings and conducted professional development for teachers, many targeting science teaching to diverse learners.

Judy is a former associate dean and Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at El Paso and her degrees include a doctorate from University of New Mexico, master’s from Seton Hall University, and bachelor’s from Rutgers University. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from The University of Texas at Arlington where she also was a professor for many years.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I. Science Teaching and Learning Using a Language Lens

Chapter 1. Setting the Stage for Growing Language Through Science

Chapter 2. Effective Science Teaching and Learning: Bridging Research and Practice

Chapter 3. Enhancing Science Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry and the 5Es

Part II. Science and Language in the Science Classroom: A Good Pairing

Chapter 4. The Power of Questions

Chapter 5. Doing Science

Chapter 6. Navigating Through the Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas: Physical Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences

Chapter 7. Life Sciences Across the Grades

Chapter 8. Games: A Context for Meaningful Science Learning and Communicative Language Usage

Part III. Enhancing the School–Home Connection

Chapter 9. School–Home Science Connection

Part IV. Assessing Learning

Chapter 10. How Do We Know That Students Know?



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Price: $33.95
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