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This study consists of a survey and interview of kindergarten through fifth grade classroom teachers. It seeks to discover what teachers know about language objectives and how they are used on a daily basis. It documents a number of studies and theories that are targeted at effectively using and teaching academic language in the mainstream classroom, including the CALLA method, the Architectural Approach, and SIOP. The survey and interview results indicated that many teachers believe language objectives are important for English language learner development but the majority of teachers are uncertain how to write or apply them successfully. This study emphasizes academic language as the vocabulary, forms, and functions of academic English as major components. It concluded with a four-part professional development module on how to write and utilize language objectives successfully in all academic content areas.
Beatty, Megan, "Language objectives in the mainstream classroom: what teachers really know" (2014). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 545.