LINDEN – In an academic year, ESL students are responsible for learning hundreds of science vocabulary terms while at the same time they are learning English. This can be difficult to navigate unless a series of scaffolding strategies are put in place. Under the guidance of ESL teacher, Danie Orelien-Armstead and teacher assistant Eglys Rodriguez, the ESL Summer Enrichment Program at School # 9 in LIdnen will not only focus on building students’ language skills of reading and writing but also on the development and application of skills in the area of scientific literacy which includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science. Every day, students will explore a science concept. On the first day of summer school, the students explored the sun and the clouds. They investigated and conducted a scientific experiment on how water vapor is formed which condenses into water droplets to form clouds. Students were excited to learn that air temperature and water vapor played a big role in the process. (Photo by Linden School No. 9)
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