Articulate the difference between social and academic language
State the differences between content and language objectives
List the components needed to make a good language objective
Compose language objectives
Cognitive Stages in Language Acquisition Differentiating Social from Academic Language
BICS vs. CALP Which language do we use more often? BICS CALPS Science Math Social Studies Guess Hypothesis Estimate Speculation Rules Laws Subtract Same Identical Method Plan Justice Numerous
Content and Language Objectives : Developing Academic Language Using the ELPS
Statements that identify what students should know and be able to do in particular content areas. They support school, district and state content standards and learning outcomes, and they guide teaching and learning in the classroom.
Statements that identify what students should know and be able to do while using English (or another language). They support students’ language development, often focusing on vocabulary, functional language, questioning, articulating predictions or hypotheses, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
This is a concrete framework to help in the process of writing language objectives.
It has four different parts
Let’s look at an example of how to use the framework to write a language objective, then we will use it to write one together, and last, in groups of 5 or 6 you will create a language objective for a “gallery walk”
Language Objective Framework NOTE: the intent of this tool is to provide a concrete framework in the process of learning to write language objectives. Once the process is internalized, this concrete framework is not necessary.