Oral language: How we communicate with others and interact with the world around us sets the stage for all of our subsequent learning. Structured teaching for oral language development has powerful outcomes for student learning across all content areas.
The intent of this website is to help you explore ways to think deeply and specifically about oral language in your classroom, across grade levels and the school curriculum. You can examine explicit strategies and structures to support oral language development, download tools and resources to support your own instruction, assess students using our observation protocol, and join the conversation about these strategies and resources with other teachers. We hope that everything on this site will contribute powerfully to the refinement and transformation of your teaching practice.