Oral and written language used for academic purposes.
Academic language is the means by which students develop and express content understandings. Academic language represents the language of the discipline that students need to learn and use to participate and engage in meaningful ways in the content area.
There are language demands that teachers need to consider as they plan to support student learning of content. These language demands include vocabulary, language functions, syntax, and discourse.
Discover how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.