Challenge: How can teachers help ELLs build the academic language they need to read complex texts and gain key content knowledge?
Academic language is critical for both learning new content and demonstrating one's learning. Compared to their English-proficient peers, ELLs often lack general academic and domain-specific vocabulary to understand challenging content-area texts.
Thinking about using Actively Learn to Build academic language? Here are some ideas:
- Notes and questions can be embedded in to assignments to guide students as they are reading a text to notice and use academic language and vocablulary.
Download the complete Instructional Guide: Developing Academic Language & Vocabulary