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.


Jan 14, 2019

Understanding Language at Stanford University is offering a course through which you will learn how to enhance curriculum by guiding and...

Oct 01, 2018

Sara Rutherford-Quach, Annie Kuo and Hsiaoin Hsieh from Understanding Language recently published an article, Understanding Their Language...

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Mar 25, 2017

What are the language and literacy demands in the Next Generation Science Standards? All students, including ELLs, are expected to engage in academic
discourse. During this session, participants explore how language and literacy practices can be used to advance science learning.