No curriculum area can be taught without paying attention to teaching the English language at the same time. Here is an example of language in science at http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2018/04/response_how_to_weave_writing_throughout_science_lessons.html
Researchers at Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreachpartnered with teachers to design a program they call Novel Engineering, which plays on the literary strengths of elementary school teachers to help them explore hands-on science-oriented activities in their classrooms. Teachers pick a book with tension in it to read, but stop halfway to ask students to generate a list of problems the character is facing. Then students split off into pairs to design, prototype, test and iterate on solutions to their chosen problem.
This website provides quick access to educator resources to support all students’ simultaneous doing and talking science and mathematics.
Practical Ideas that would also work in other content areas: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2017-03-01/index.html
Great reading for science teachers http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2017/01/integrating_science_and_englis.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB
Reposted from Erik Halvorson
While many educators express concern over when to introduce EL students to science lab activities and science instruction, a recent study has shown that ELs can strongly benefit from early and blended science and language instruction. The study also notes that engaging, hands-on science instruction not only helps students engage with science. While many educators express concern over when to introduce EL students to science lab activities and science instruction, a recent study has shown that ELs can strongly benefit from early and blended science and language instruction. The study also notes that engaging, hands-on science instruction not only helps students engage with science knowledge, but can also assist them in developing academic language and conversational skills, as well as math, problem-solving, and vocabulary skills, due to the demands of group work, scientific recording strategies (journaling or report writing), and the interpretation and presentation of findings. The study emphasizes that science instruction, particularly when incorporating hands-on teaching strategies, can benefit students at all language levels, and can even help to hone and develop their skills across reading, writing, and math.
For a closer look at how science instruction can benefit all students, check out the recently published findings in Unlocking Learning: Science as a Lever for English Learner Equity.