Instructional Practices

What do you find at the intersection of effective teaching of academic language, literacy, cognition, and content learning? Five core teacher practices that can and should keep on improving over time. Click on the links to read more about each one.

  1. Cultivate a Classroom Culture of Authentic Communication

  2. Use Complex Texts to Develop Academic Language

  3. Fortify Speaking & Listening Skills 

  4. Cultivate Constructive Conversations

  5. Formatively Assess Language Across Disciplines 

  6. Use the three features of communicativeness to strengthen the integration of language development with content learning