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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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Tina Hargaden
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Tina Hargaden has been a language and literacy educator for 17 years, and has taught middle and high school English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, French, Spanish and ESOL. Her passion is supporting teachers to strengthen their literacy instruction, design courses that foster efficient and lasting language acquisition, and implement authentic performance assessment, because it is her firm belief that when we shift our language instruction to a proficiency stance, we help ensure equitable access to academic success for more students. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is the founding director of the World Language Proficiency Project and CI Liftoff. Tina is the author of the book, Foundations: A Natural Approach to the Transition Year, which provides step-by-step guidance for a year of communicative, proficiency-oriented World Language instruction. She has presented and keynoted at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, worked with many school districts and departments, and given workshops and institutes to educators all over to support them in strengthening language outcomes for all students. To inquire about having Tina come to your town, please email [email protected]

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