• The Academic Language Plan is based on these principles:

    Opportunities for Learning:

    • Instruction provides ELLs with opportunities to engage in discipline-specific practices to build conceptual understanding, analytical practices, and language competence simultaneously 
    • Standards-aligned instruction for ELLS is rigorous, grade-level appropriate, and provides deliberate and appropriate scaffolds 

    Asset Orientation

    • Instruction leverages Ells' home language(s), cultural assets, and prior knowledge
    • Instruction moves ELLs forward by taking into account their English proficiency level(s) and prior schooling experiences

    Developing Autonomy

    • Instruction fosters ELLs' autonomy by equipping  them  with strategies necessary to comprehend and use language in a variety of academic settings
    • Formative assessment practices, and language development simultaneously