Tag Archives: science

6 Effective Practices for Teaching STEM to MLLs

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math; for simplicity, I’ll use STEM in this article) to multilingual learners (MLLs) can be very challenging because STEM vocabularies can be very complex for even the native … Continue reading

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STEM and ELD: 2 Great Strategies for Building Vocabulary in STEM

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Vocabulary remains a major factor in English learners (ELs) learning grade-level content.  Here, I share two strategies that will pave the way for your ELs to use their previous knowledge to acquire their second language content. Learning logs are a … Continue reading

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Successfully Implement Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning for ELs

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

All kids are curious, no matter where they are born or what language they speak. Curiosity—the desire to understand and explain how the world works—drives the questions that we ask and the investigations that we conduct. But how do we … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: How to Build Background and Prior Knowledge in STEM

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you health, joy, and peace. Sir Isaac Newton said it best: “If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” I like to interpret this as meaning he gives credit … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 4 Science Strategies

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

This post covers the final four strategies in my STEM and ELT series. The strategies I discuss here, including the four strategies from Part 1 of this series and the seven science reading strategies from my November Blog, are intended for immediate use … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 7 Science Reading Strategies

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

There is growing interest in how to teach English learners (ELs) science in the general education classroom especially because science contains a lot of reading and academic language. The strategies I discuss here, including the four strategies from Part 1 … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 9 Strategies to Help ELs Learn Science (Part 1)

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

I am very excited about the topics for the next two months because I will be focusing on strategies that all teachers can use to help English learners (ELs) be successful contributors in the science classroom no matter their level … Continue reading

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STEM in ELT: 3 Ways to Address STEM Inequities

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

If our goal is to “seal” the leaky STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) pipeline for English learners (ELs), we must first look at the three areas of greatest impact on students’ exposure to STEM courses: Teacher preparation Teacher self-efficacy … Continue reading

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