Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: English Language Arts, Grades K-2

Promoting Content and Language Learning

by Margo Gottlieb, Gisela Ernst-Slavit

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  • 9781452234779
  • 9781452278186
  • 9781452278155

Make every student fluent in the language of learning.

The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can:

  • Design and implement thematic units for learning
  • Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students
  • Examine standards-centered materials for academic language
  • Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons
  • Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students
  • Create differentiated content and language objectives
  • Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language
  • Reflect on teaching and learning


  • SAGE Publications; September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781452278186
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: English Language Arts, Grades K-2
  • Author: Margo Gottlieb; Gisela Ernst-Slavit
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781452234779
  • 9781452278186
  • 9781452278155

In The Press

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms is an invaluable resource for all K through 8th grade teachers, especially those working with diverse students. This book gives teachers both a clear explanation of academic language and specific strategies they can apply in their own classrooms. Throughout the book, contributors provide specific connections between the Common Core State Standards and Language Development Standards. Each chapter helps educators understand students’ academic language needs and, through a variety of classroom examples from each grade level, shows teachers how to teach academic language through content. “