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This lesson plan for the second grade uses information on the solar system to provide science education for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in San Diego, California. The lesson has been developed to be taught in a bilingual class, a Spanish-language immersion class, or a two-way bilingual class. Lessons are arranged so that native English speakers can assist the non-native speakers. The lesson unit is for one week, 25-30 minutes per day. Language levels include pre- and early production, speech emergence, and intermediate fluency. Instructional components are second language development, primary language instruction, specially designed academic instruction in second language, cross-cultural/self-esteem building, and parent/community involvement. Instructional objectives, unit goals, homework, and assessment are described. Included is a vocabulary development talking chart in English and Spanish. (NAV)

Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Community Involvement, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Grade 2, Homework, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Solar System, Space Sciences, Spanish, State Departments of Education, Two Way Immersion Programs

Author: Van Heukelem, Tom; Mercado, Maria de Jesus


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