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WIDA Consortium. Variations of Language Adapted from Zwiers (2008)

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1 WIDA Consortium

2 Variations of Language Adapted from Zwiers (2008)

3 Academic Language Functional Approach (Halliday, 1975) BICS and CALP (Cummins, 1979) Sociocultural context of language learning (Brice Heath, Richard-Amato, Snow, 1986) Academic LanguageS (Lemke, 1990) Discourses (Gee, 1996, 2004) WIDA Consortium

4 Academic Language in Context Culturally responsive pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 1994) Language of schooling (Schleppegrell, 2004) Funds of Knowledge (Gonzalez, Moll & Amanti, 2005) WIDAs Can Do Philosophy (2004, 2007, 2012) WIDA Consortium

5 Defining Academic Language Academic language refers to the abilities to construct meaning from oral and written language, relate complex ideas and information, recognize features of different genres, and use various linguistic strategies to communicate. Dutro & Moran (2003) WIDA Consortium

6 Academic Language Components Discourse Features Language Functions Grammar/Syntax Word/vocabulary WIDA Consortium

7 Language & Content Language proficiency involves the language associated with the content areas. Content knowledge reflects the declarative (what) and procedural knowledge (how) associated with the content. WIDA Consortium


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