THANK YOU!
 Charlie
Robinson
[email protected]
Cognitive Academic Language
Learning Approach
Shifting the focus from teaching to learning
Academic Needs of English
Language Learners
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Develop academic vocabulary
Read to acquire new information
Understand information presented orally
Participate in classroom discussions
Write to communicate their knowledge and
ideas
Why implement CALLA?
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Promotes academic and linguistic
development
Benefits diverse students
Emphasizes higher level thinking
Documented effectiveness
Motivates students
Teaching Academic
Language and Literacy
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Develop language across the curriculum
Focus on literacy in all subjects
Link to prior linguistic knowledge and
skills
Provide balanced instruction
The 5 Steps of CALLA
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Preparation
Presentation
Practice
Evaluation
Expansion
PREPARATION
Provide overview and objectives
 Elicit students’ prior knowledge
 Develop vocabulary
 Help students make connections
 Remind students to use the
learning strategies they know
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PRESENTATION
Address different learning
preferences
 Model reading and writing
processes explicitly
 Explain learning strategies
 Discuss connections to students’
prior knowledge
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PRACTICE
Use interactive activities
 Use authentic content and
language tasks
 Ask students to use learning
strategies
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EVALUATION
Student metacognition
 Self-assessment
 Teachers evaluate students’
achievement
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EXPANSION
Students apply what they have
learned to their own lives
 Students extend their
understanding to other content
areas
 Students relate new information
to their own experience
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Integrating Content, Language,
and Learning Strategies
PREPARATION
EXPANSION
CALLA’S FIVE PHASES
PRESENTATION
EVALUATION
PRACTICE
CALLA instruction is...
 Learner-centered
 Metacognitive
 Supportive
 Focused
Research Base
BICS
CALP
Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills
Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency
Conversational fluency
Grade-appropriate academic
proficiency
Jim Cummins, University of Toronto
Predicting
Skimming for the
Main Idea
Taking Notes
Classification
CALLA MODEL
Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach
Insures Success
SIOP
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
Teacher’s Actions vs. Students’ Actions
The clean, simple layout of the Teacher’s Edition
makes it easy to work within the SIOP model
S.I.O.P. Model
Shining Star Lesson Plan
Preparation
Unit Objectives
Building Background
How About You?
Comprehensible Input
Model the Strategy
Strategies
Scaffolding
Interaction
Reading Summaries
Practice/Application
Putting It All Together
Lesson Delivery
Reaching All Students
Review/Assessment
Check Your Knowledge
The clean, simple layout of Shining Star
makes it easy to work with SIOP.
Building
Background
Comprehensible
Input
Preparation
Strategies
SIOP
Sheltered Instruc tion
Lesson Planning
Review/
Assessment
Interaction
Lesson
Delivery
Practice/
Application
K. E. Grayson
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Balanced Literacy Using the Cognitive Academic Language