ELL Science Literacy II
ELL Science Literacy II is an interactive and intensive English language learning course taught through the content of Physical Science principles and concepts. While working independently or collaboratively (partnerships/small groups/whole-class), students in this course will actively improve their English language listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as they study the topics of Physical Science. Course activities and assignments will also help non-native English speaking students prepare for, participate in, and successfully complete all activities (formative and summative) in their mainstream Physical Science course. Providing English language learning students with additional, content-based Physical Science-centered language support will help them make greater progress in their English language proficiency and prepare them to engage more readily and meaningfully in their mainstream Physical Science class. Coursework focuses intensively on scientific literacy connected to the thematic/topical content in the Physical Science classroom with a combined effort to support the literacy aspects of the assignments/assessments given in the Physical Science class in order to more significantly develop students’ English language proficiency.