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Edward G. Lyon received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Science Education at California State University, Sonoma. Prior to getting his doctorate he taught high school science for several years.
Trish Stoddart received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Professor of Education at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Sara Tolbert is an Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she was a middle school science teacher.
Jorge Luis Solís is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Introduction: Preparing the Next Generation of Secondary Science Teachers
Edward G. Lyon
PART I: FOUNDATIONS FOR LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND SCIENCE INTEGRATION
Chapter 1: The New Vision for Secondary Science Education: Connecting Language and Literacy to Science Learning
Chapter 2: Responsive Approaches to Science and Language Teaching for English Learners: Foundations of the SSTELLA Framework
Jorge Solís and George C. Bunch
PART II: SUPPORTIVE AND RESPONSIVE SCIENCE TEACHING PRACTICES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
Chapter 3: The SSTELLA Framework: A Synergistic and Reciprocal Relationship between Language and Science for Secondary Teaching
Sara Tolbert and Trish Stoddart
Chapter 4: Contextualizing Science Activity
Chapter 5: Scientific Sense-Making through Scientific and Engineering Practices
Edward G. Lyon and Sara Tolbert
Chapter 6: Scientific Discourse through Scientific and Engineering Practices
Edward G. Lyon and Jorge Solís
Chapter 7: English Language and Disciplinary Literacy Development in Science
PART III: APPLYING SSTELLA PRACTICES TO CURRICULAR AND ASSESSMENT PLANNING
Chapter 8: Explaining the Antibiotic Resistance of MRSA: A Biology Unit to Integrate Scientific Practices with Disciplinary Literacy
Edward G. Lyon
Chapter 9: Deconstructing the “Explaining the Antibiotic Resistance of MRSA” Unit
Sara Tolbert and Edward G. Lyon
Chapter 10: Responsive approaches to assessing English learners in science classrooms
Edward G. Lyon
APPENDIX: SSTELLA PRACTICES PROGRESSION
About the Authors
Teachers who work with English Language Learning (ELL) students have an excellent resource in the book Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners. This book provides strategies for helping their students make sense of science. One of the major challenges of teaching science to ELL students is helping them to understand science concepts while they are still developing their mastery of a new language. This book provides several examples of effective teaching strategies along with the research that validates each approach.... Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners is written for secondary science teachers and the ELL teachers who work collaboratively with them. The SSTELLA framework and the four practices that are highlighted provide a solid framework for teachers to create lessons that will help their students better understand challenging science concepts and thus prepare them for the future.
— NSTA Recommends
This book is a unique resource for science teachers who work with English Language Learners. Every chapter is filled with examples of effective classroom strategies for instruction and describes the supporting research in accessible ways. All of us who teach science in schools can learn from this text how to design units, scaffold instruction, and set up rich discourse environments that work for all students.
— Mark Windschitl, professor of Science Education, University of Washington
Those of us who work to provide content area support for secondary school English learners and their teachers have grown accustomed to the fact that there are few high quality, research-based resources available to aid us in meeting this challenge. Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners fills this need admirably, providing concrete strategies that are both theoretically grounded and practically tested in a range of secondary school classrooms. The SSTELLA Framework provides a clear blueprint for how language development and science learning can and must play synergistic roles in the secondary science classroom.
— Cory Buxton, Athletic Association Professor of Education, University of Georgia
Secondary Science Teaching for English Learners bridges the elusive gap between content and language instruction for English Learners in the critical content domain of science, addressing the intersections of curriculum, instruction and assessment. This is an important contribution for researchers, teacher educators, teachers, and policy makers.
— Eugene E. Garcia, professor emeritus, Arizona State University
A marvelous book providing real classroom examples of science, literacy and language instruction in action. The authors carefully construct theoretically sound and research based practices to help educators understand and deliver curriculum and instruction to teach and support all students’ engagement with scientific concepts and practices. Having read this book, I will immediately adopt it for my content area/disciplinary literacy classes and will encourage my science methods colleagues to do the same. This ground breaking work is a model for future projects that are desperately needed to make critical linkages between language, literacy and the disciplines.
— Patricia L. Anders, Jewell M. Lewis Distinguished Professor of Reading, Language, Reading and Culture Program, University of Arizona