• Session 1: Language and Identity
  • Session 2: Who are Our ELLs? Defining Needs and Strengths
  • Session 3: Current Realities: ESL Programs and Practices
  • Session 4: Creating Comprehensible Input
  • Session 5: The Role of Interaction
  • Session 6: Stages of Development and Errors and Feedback
  • Session 7: Proficiencies and Performances
  • Session 8: Displays of Professional Development
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  • LA 4.3 Comprehensible Input


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Employ theories of acquisition of a primary and new language in instruction.

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 75 Minutes

    Teachers will learn strategies they can utilize to make their instruction more comprehensible to their students.

    Having read and shared foundational research on comprehensible input, teachers are now prepared to learn specific strategies they can employ in their own classroomand school settings.


    1. Listen and participate in the discussion and activities,as the facilitator shares a Google Slides presentation (also found here).
    2. Take notes on the Comprehensible Input Guided Notes pages found by scrolling down on this document. 

    This content is provided to you freely by Equity Press.

    Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/understanding_language_acquisition/la_43_comprehensible.