Understanding Language: Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
Understanding Language is an initiative that was launched in 2012. The goal is to raise awareness among educators of the content and language demands associated with the Common Core State Standards and the changes in programs, policy, and practice that will be necessary to create stronger supports for English language learners (ELLs) at the federal, state, and local levels. The website currently includes several informative white papers and policy briefs. Teaching resources will be coming soon.
The project is led by a distinguished team of ELL experts and chaired by Kenji Hakuta, the Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University, and María Santos, the Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, Leadership and Equity-in-Action at the Oakland Unified School District.
- Center on Instruction: English Language Learning Strand
- Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades: A Practice Guide
- Improving Reading Across Subject Areas With Word Generation
- Succeeding With English Language Learners: Lessons Learned from the Great City Schools
- Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE)