Because content and language learning go hand in hand
New content standards integrate content and language in ways prior standards have never done. That’s why it’s so critically important that teachers attend to both content and language development when introducing new subject matter, especially for English learners. Here’s your opportunity to get started tomorrow and every day thereafter: Alison Bailey and Margaret Heritage’s all-new Progressing Students’ Language Day by Day.
What’s so utterly ground-breaking about this book is Bailey and Heritage’s Dynamic Language Learning Progression (DLLP) process: research-based tools for obtaining much deeper insight into a student’s language progress, then for identifying the most appropriate instructional steps to elevate language proficiency and content knowledge. Step by step, Bailey and Heritage describe how to
- Engage with students to advance their development of sophisticated, high-leverage language features for explaining content
- Use the DLLP approach to formative assessment, then plan your teaching in response to assessment evidence
- Examine words, sentences, and discourse --the three dimensions of language that are part of the DLLP process for cultivating language development
- Discover how leadership support and communities of practice (CoPs) can facilitate a successful and sustainable implementation of the DLLP process
Listen more closely and uncover new ways to advance content learning with Progressing Students’ Language Day by Day directly by your side.
“Alison Bailey and Margaret Heritage open our eyes to the often invisible and context-specific language demands embedded in content learning. Understanding the ubiq¬uitous and highly influential role of language in learning takes time and effort but leads to transformative practice. Progressing Students’ Language Learning Day by Day offers an insightful and concrete framework to begin this transformation.”
— Paola Uccelli, Professor of Education,