James Paul Gee
Rosebery, A. S., & Warren, B. (2008). Teaching science to English language learners: building on students strengths. Arlington, VA: NSTA, National Science Teachers Association. pp.57-70
Publication year: 2008

When children learn science in school, they are learning both new ways of thinking about the world and new ways of using language to make meaning. This essay examines some characteristic ways in which academic styles of language are used in the sciences and some ways in which these contrast with conversational styles of language that students use in everyday situations. It also examines some factors influencing students’ acquisition off academic styles of language, and the implications of these for teaching.