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Supporting English Language Learners’ Reading in the Science Classroom

Science Scope—September 2007

It may seem obvious that students with limited reading skills also have limited educational opportunities. Students acquiring English as their second, non-native language—presently referred to as English Language Learners (ELLs)—face this obstacle. Fortunately, a body of research has emerged that provides specific techniques for supporting and developing their reading ability. These findings can be readily applied to the science classroom.
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