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CALP Resource Manual PDF and Word

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This is the Resource Manual we are using in our CALP Summer Institutes. It isn't perfect, but neither am I. It does represent the most comprehensive thinking I can put together at this point on how I see the transition to CALP-building activities in the second year of World Language and how I see CALP-building content-area units in upper-level World Language classes of students who have a strong base of proficiency. The recommendations in this Resource Manual are for teachers of students who have an Intermediate Mid level of proficiency.

Caveat emptor: A good amount of this guide (maybe 35%) is excerpted from A Natural Approach to the Year (also known as "Year One" on Teachers Discovery). But I did make some modifications and additions to that information to reflect the needs of upper-level students. As I said, this is the kernel of the seed of the eventual book I will write this school year on CALP, if my fingers hold out and the creek don't rise.


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I am an English Language Development teacher in a public high school in Portland, OR, USA. I have also been a French, Spanish, Reading and Writing Workshop teacher and a Social Studies teacher. There is nothing I love more than seeing other teachers find the easy road to smiles and success for all kids in their language classroom -- student-driven CI!


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