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Language Power

  • Title:Language Power: Key Uses for Accessing Content
  • Author:Margo Gottlieb, Mariana Castro
  • Publication Date:March 2017
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9781506375519
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Here, at last, is every K-8 teacher’s playbook on the critical role academic language plays in content learning and student achievement. What exactly is so different? Margo Gottlieb and Mariana Castro distill the complexities of language learning into four key uses through which students can probe the interplay between language and content, and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. It’s as straight-forward as that.

Best of all, Language Power is jam-packed with hands-on, replicable resources to help you seamlessly integrate academic language into your daily routines: targeted examples, activities, and templates. Along the way, you’ll learn how to

  • Identify, plan, assess, and implement academic language instruction using the Discuss, Argue, Recount, and Explain conceptual tool

  • Utilize language within and across domains and content areas
  • Apply the inquiry cycle to the theme of academic language use Expand stakeholders to include students other families

No matter who your students are, no matter which discipline you teach, the research reads the same: school achievement depends upon effective communication. Read Language Power, implement its resources, and soon see for yourself what a powerful tool language is in realizing this goal.

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