Advancing ALTELLA Snapshots are short, informative articles that highlight experts, educators, and topics of interest. This snapshot features Advancing ALTELLA expert and teacher Madison Leech and her perspective on English language development.
Use the six elements in the toolkit to better understand students' language and disability needs. In the toolkit: 1. Brief No. 2 – Applying the Framework: A Matrix for Educators to Address Students’ Language and Disability Needs; 2. Language and Disability Needs Framework; 3. Learning Matrix; 4. Using Verbs to Shape Your Objectives and Outcomes; 5. Student Language Builder; 6. Video: What Does Language Learning Look Like?
This brief applies the considerations of students’ language and disability needs while maintaining an environment where students continue to acquire language and deepen their understanding – all while using the Advancing ALTELLA Language and Disability Needs Framework and Advancing ALTELLA Learning Matrix.
The Student Language Builder is a planning guide that incorporates the Advancing ALTELLA Language and Disability Needs Framework, Advancing ALTELLA Learning Matrix, and shared goals to help develop an educational plan to support each student while increasing language demand. Download and print this PDF to use as you create student plans!