Teaching the Content Areas to English Language Learners in Secondary Schools

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

  • Luciana C. de Oliveira
  • Kathryn M. Obenchain
  • Rachael H. Kenney
  • Alandeom W. Oliveira

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Luciana C. de Oliveira, Kathryn M. Obenchain, Rachael H. Kenney, Alandeom W. Oliveira
    Pages 1-18
  3. English Language Arts

  4. Mathematics

  5. Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Joshua W. Reid, Cindi Smith-Walters, Katherine A. Mangione, Alison Dorris, Terri Tharp
      Pages 199-214
    3. Magdalena Pando, Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz
      Pages 215-230
    4. Alandeom W. Oliveira, Molly H. Weinburgh
      Pages 247-261
  6. Social Studies

About this book


This practitioner-based book provides different approaches for reaching an increasing population in today’s schools - English language learners (ELLs). The recent development and adoption of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CCSS-ELA/Literacy), the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the C3 Framework, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) highlight the role that teachers have in developing discipline-specific competencies. This requires new and innovative approaches for teaching the content areas to all students.

The book begins with an introduction that contextualizes the chapters in which the editors highlight transdisciplinary theories and approaches that cut across content areas. In addition, the editors include a table that provides a matrix of how strategies and theories map across the chapters. The four sections of the book represent the following content areas: English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This book offers practical guidance that is grounded in relevant theory and research and offers teachers suggestions on how to use the approaches described. 


English Language Learners ELLs in secondary education Teaching mathematics to ELLs Multilingual classrooms Writing practice for English Language Learners Science literacy for emerging bilinguals

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciana C. de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Obenchain
    • 2
  • Rachael H. Kenney
    • 3
  • Alandeom W. Oliveira
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  4. 4.State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02244-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02245-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6975
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