Using Communication Models to Teach ELLs Science

  • Alandeom W. OliveiraEmail author
  • Molly H. Weinburgh
Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 17)


Described in this chapter is how science teachers can use communication models to guide their design and implementation of science lessons for ELLs. Taking the form of diagrams that visually depict communicative processes underlying science content instruction, communication models provide instructors with an intuitive and accessible way of critically examining content-language integrated learning. More specifically, we show how two models – repair-and-accommodation and 5R – help science teachers with limited linguistic expertise infuse content learning with additional language acquisition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Theory and Practice DepartmentState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.William L. & Betty F. Adams Chair of Education, Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science EducationTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

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