CALLA, or Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach was developed by Chamot and O' Malley. It was developed as an instructional model to meet academic needs of students learning English as a second language in American schools. It is a teaching method that links content instruction with language learning goals. Using the CALLA method, new content is taught through hands-on learning experiences, and new information is linked to prior knowledge. It is appropriate for students who have developed social language through beginning ESL classes and already have some academic language.

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Learning to Subtract...A CALLA Lesson Plan
Please click the link below to see an example of a lesson plan in the CALLA model. The lesson is for Kindergarten ELL students in the beginning/intermediate level of language learning. The content objective for the lesson is learning to subtract with numerals 0-10.

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