ELL Science Literacy III
ELL Science Literacy III is an interactive and intensive English language learning course taught through the content of Biology 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 Biology. 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 Biology course. Providing English language learning students with additional, content-based Biology-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 Biology class. Coursework focuses intensively on scientific literacy connected to the thematic/topical content in the Biology classroom with a combined effort to support the literacy aspects of the assignments/assessments given in the Biology class in order to more significantly develop students’ English language proficiency.