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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Academic Language ETE 310 Academic language: Oral and written language used for academic purposes. The means by which students develop and express content understandings. Vocabulary: Words and phrases that are used within disciplines including subject-specific and general academic vocabulary.Syntax: Set of conventions for organizing symbols, words, and phrases together into structures (ex. sentences, graphs, tables)Discourse: Structures within the written and oral language (ex. text structure) Language Functions:The content and language focus of the learning task represented by the active verbs within the learning outcomes. Ex. Analyzing, interpreting, arguing, predicting, evaluating, comparing Academic language is what studentsneed to learn and use toparticipate and engage in the content areain meaningful ways. How to identify language demands of a learning task:Select a language function from your learning objectives. Decide which learning task will support students in using that language function, and identify additional language demands required by the task. Elementary EducationHallie, Rebecca, Nicole Language Demands:Specific ways that academic language (vocabulary, functions, discourse, and syntax) is used by students to participate in learning tasks through reading, writing, listening, and/or speaking to demonstrate their disciplinary understanding.
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