The CALLA Handbook Implementing the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-12
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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The second edition of The CALLA Handbook is a practical and research based methodology book for all teachers of students learning English as a new language.  Each chapter has been updated to reflect new research, content-subject national standards, and adaptations of the CALLA model.


Features of the second edition

  • An updated theoretical framework of CALLA, based on current second-language acquisition and learning theory research
  • In-depth descriptions and examples for each component of the CALLA model: using content areas standards, developing academic language, and teaching learning strategies.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the CALLA instructional sequence to help teachers plan and differentiate instruction
  • Standardized test preparation and authentic, performance-based assessments
  • Reproducible lesson plans and activities for using the CALLA model to enhance academic growth in English language arts, mathematics, science, and history/social studies

Author Biography

Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D., is a professor of secondary education and a faculty advisor for ESL at George Washington University’s Department of Teacher Preparation and Special Education.  She is a researcher and teacher educator in content-based second-language learning and language-learning strategies.  She has spent seven years implementing the CALLA model in K-12 public schools. Dr. Chamot is also an author of the Keystone and Cornerstone series.

Table of Contents

What is CALLA?
The Content-Based Curriculum
Academic Language Development
Learning Strategy Instruction
Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluating CALLA Instruction
Assessing Student Progress in CALLA
Literacy Development in CALLA
Teaching English Language Art in CALLA
Teaching Mathematics in CALLA
Teaching Science in CALLA
Teaching History/Social Studies in CALLA
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