The effects of using an English based reading strategy in science to help second language learners acquire science content knowledge
McDonnell, William Ryan
MetadataShow full item record
This research was designed to investigate how using an English based reading program in science helps second language learners (native Arabic in particular) acquire scientific content knowledge. Students were taught science content in English using informational texts and a chapter book pertaining to the unit being studied to aid in literacy and language development. They were tested in content vocabulary, general inquiry vocabulary, content writing, writing clarity, writing argument, and writing with the use of science vocabulary.