Kim Gomez: Research on ELL Featured on National Website
August 31, 2012 - Associate professor of education Kim Gomez had her co-authored article, “Vocabulary instruction for ELL Latino students in the Middle School Science Classroom” (with Christina Madda, Voices from the Middle, Vol. 13, No. 1, September 2005) selected as an online resource for the Literacy in Learning Exchange, the Website of the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE). Materials on the site include articles, videos, podcasts, and webinars on improving student learning, professional development for educators, and first-hand accounts of collaboration, content literacy learning, and inquiry.
The article addresses the challenges faced by teachers who work with ELL students in content-area classes such as the sciences. Gomez and Madda describe the techniques and strategies that one teacher utilized to improve language learners’ English as well their understanding of science content and vocabulary.
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