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Shu-Wen Lan
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
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#1Shu-Wen Lan (NPUST: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Luciana C. de Oliveira (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 10
ABSTRACTRecent science-education reforms have targeted students’ ability to ‘talk science’, especially in science classrooms. Prior research has shown that participation in scientific discourse in class is one of the most challenging scientific-literacy tasks, and particularly complex for English language learners (ELLs) at the upper elementary level. The present study explores this issue in a fourth-grade science classroom in the United States in which students from various linguistic and cultu...
#1Luciana C. de Oliveira (Columbia University)H-Index: 10
#2Shu-Wen Lan (NPUST: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
Abstract This case study presents the implementation of a genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic-functional linguistics (SFL) with the goal of scaffolding the teaching of procedural recounts in the content area of science in a 4th grade classroom with several English language learners (ELLs). We use one L2 writer representative of the mainstreamed ELLs to demonstrate how the genre work impacted the focal student's writing development. This article addresses a major need in the field of second...
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