J Taylor Education’s TALK Cards-Depth and Complexity and the EL Standards

By J Taylor Education

TALK (Thinking with Academic Language & Knowledge) Cards will assist you with raising the level of discussion in your classroom as you differentiate for students. TALK Cards offer rigorous practice of the academic vocabulary required by the English Language Development Standards. TALK Cards benefit all of your students especially English Learners who are developing their listening and speaking skills. TALK Cards are based on the Depth and Complexity Icons and therefore bridge the curriculum in a familiar way. Having the visual cue of an Icon that is easily recognized is key for differentiation in the middle of an ELD lesson. Depth & Complexity Icons should be a part of all English Development programs as all students need differentiated instruction no matter what the content may be in a particular lesson/subject area.


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