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.


Oct 22, 2014

Kenji Hakuta and Jeff Zwiers recently posted an entry on the Alliance for Excellent Education’s “Core of the Matter” blog, focusing on academic...

Oct 01, 2014

Tina Cheuk’s accomplishment in visualizing the CCSS and NGSS standards with respect to their language-related practices got note again in an...

Upcoming Events

Jan 14
We are pleased to announce that our new MOOC “Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral Language and Literacy in Every Subject”...
Jan 14, 2015 / 12:00 AM PST

Past Events

Nov 20, 2014

The New York State District Leadership Institute aims to support school and district leaders in implementing the New York State Blueprint for ELL Success. Facilitated by Understanding Language’s Kenji Hakuta, Maria Santos, and Richard Curci, participants will build a team that will come away...