CALL: Content Area Language and Literacy for Academic Success
Supporting the Common Core in Middle and High School
CALL institutes provide secondary educators with the tools and skills necessary to analyze the academic language demands of course-specific texts and materials. CALL supports teachers in designing effective instruction that meets the demands of the new California Common Core Standards.
SALT: Secondary Academic Language Tools Grades 7-12
This institute is designed to help secondary content area teachers improve student academic literacy, by focusing on the academic language needed to access challenging texts in all disciplines. Participants learn how to develop instructional practices in vocabulary development, writing to learn, reading comprehension and functional language.
RALLI: Results Academic Language Literacy Instruction K-5
Implementing the Common Core Standards
These institutes will provide participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to analyze academic language demands in elementary content texts. They will focus on developing competencies to effectively assess and teach the continuum of language skills, academic content knowledge and instructional strategies that promote academic achievement with the new California Common Core Standards.
Results Word Recognition, Spelling, and Fluency K-5
Participants in these institutes learn how to assess discrete reading skills, such as word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency in order to inform instruction. The institutes also provide support in implementing school wide teamwork and data analysis to determine intervention and differentiate instruction in an RtI model.
A Focused Approach in Frontloading English Language Instruction K-6
Participants in these institutes will learn how to frontload English by linking language acquisition to the Houghton Mifflin or Open Court reading programs, in order to provide English Learners access to the core curriculum.
ADEPT: A Developmental English Proficiency Test
ADEPT is a valid and reliable oral language assessment aligned with the CELDT test for students in grades K-8. ADEPT assesses a student’s ability to understand and generate language using a scope and sequence of language forms or structures across the five levels of English proficiency. ADEPT is included in the RESULTS for English Learners institutes and is available as an additional institute day (6 hours) for FA and CRLP RESULTS institutes.
SEBT: Spanish-English Bi-Literacy Transfer
These institutes provide bi-literacy teachers with tools to help their students transition from Spanish reading to English by creating structures for English to be learned in an “additive approach”. The institutes are geared to either Houghton Mifflin Lectura or SRA’s Foro Albierto.
PRE-K and Early Childhood Institutes
These institutes support literacy development co-related to the California Pre-Kindergarten Learning and Development Guidelines. Participants learn to weave literacy strategies throughout the curriculum.