Planning for Language and Literacy Teaching

  1. Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS)
    • context-specific social language
    • generally acquired more quickly than academic language
  2. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP)
    • academic language
    • what learners need to understand content lessons
    • generally develops more slowly than social language
  3. funds of knowledge
  4. multimodal literacy
    meaning-making that occurs through the reading, viewing, understanding, responding to and producing and inter- acting with multimedia and digital texts. It may include oral and gestural modes of talking, listening and dramatising as well as writing, designing and producing such texts.
  5. new media
    means of mass communication using digital media
  6. New Literacies
    reading and writing text created by new media, including podcasts, video blogging, and social networking
  7. critical literacy
    • exploration of which differences make a difference
    • voices to those who have been marginalized
    • how to act on social issues
  8. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (CLD)
    • learners who come from a different cultural background than the culture of instruction
    • learners whose first language is something other than English
  9. comprehensible input
    the zone of proximal development in language acquisition
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Planning for Language and Literacy Teaching
Chapter 2 of Constructing Meaning