Paso Partners

Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language: An Instructional Program is a two-volume curriculum and resources guide developed by Paso Partners – a partnership of three public schools, an institution of higher education, and SEDL specialists.

The resource is designed to help elementary school teachers organize their classrooms and instructional activities in order to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials and assessment procedures that focus on the acquisition of:

* higher-order thinking skills to apply newly learned knowledge and understanding;
* understanding of relations between mathematics and science concepts;
* knowledge, i.e., specific items of information and understanding of relevant concepts; and
* language to gain and communicate knowledge and understanding.

Although written for children whose first language is Spanish, the lesson plans are useful for any teacher. Check them out here.

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