Teaching Resources
Developing open-source teaching resources that support language development and learning in the content areas. Click below for our new unit in English Language Arts.
Analyzing the shifts, challenges, and opportunities in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Our Mission
To heighten awareness of the language and literacy issues embedded within the new Standards.


Mar 19, 2015

Understanding Language is excited to announce the launch of our professional development resources in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. We...

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May 26, 2015

As part of the Office of English Language Acquisition’s (OELA’s) series on “Connecting Research, Practice, and Policy,” Profossor Kenji Hakuta will present a broad historical overview of the policy and research to effectively implement college- and career-ready standards for English learners. A...