K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

Sarah J. Carrier is an assistant professor in science education at North Carolina State University. Her work with undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers follows 17 years as an elementary school teacher sharing science with children. Her specialization in environmental science supports her goals for providing students with science experiences both indoors and outside, helping them engage in and discuss the natural world.

Resources created by Sarah J. Carrier

Effective strategies for teaching science vocabulary
In order for students to develop scientific literacy, they need to gain a knowledge of science content and practice scientific habits of mind. This is impossible without knowledge of science vocabulary. This article shares research-based strategies for science vocabulary instruction that are effective for all students, including English language learners.
Format: article/best practice
By Sarah J. Carrier.
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