Language for Learning 1999

Grade Levels: PreK-2

Language for Learning helps develop strong language skills and give young children and ESL students a solid foundation for literacy. Not only do students learn language skills, they also learn to think. They learn to group objects in different ways, to see the logic behind rules and strategies, and to know how and when to apply these rules. Language for Learning provides practice in vocabulary, word and sentence variety, the development of precise word knowledge, and in hard to teach concepts such as some/all/none and same/different.

Language for Learning 1999

Language for Learning is a comprehensive oral language program that teaches essential concepts and skills that children need to succeed in school. The program provides carefully sequenced lessons to help students:

  • Learn vocabulary commonly used by teachers, as well as by textbooks and other instructional material
  • Develop precise knowledge of "little," but important, words such as first, next, between, who, what, and where
  • Use different sentence forms, ask and answer questions, and follow instructions
  • Acquire important background information and world-knowledge, such as days of the week, months, and seasons
  • Figure out the logical aspects of language, such as classification and "if-then" reasoning


  • Thinking and Understanding are part of every lesson
  • Carefully orchestrated lessons teach the language of classroom instruction
  • Provides the building blocks for verbal and reading comprehension
  • Opportunity for both group and individual practice of the content of the exercise
  • Continuous integration and review of all the concepts and skills
  • Original stories and poems to be read to the students
  • Placement Test and 15 Program Assessments ensure that children are working on concepts appropriate for their ability


Student Workbook (A-D):

  • Consumable Workbooks sold in packages of 5
  • Activities help students apply what they are learning in new contexts
  • Activities completed under direction of teacher, as well as activities great for independent seatwork
  • Correspond with presentation book to provide additional practice on concepts learned

Teacher Materials:

  • 4 Spiral Bound Presentation Books contain daily lessons, directions for workbook activities, and stories and poems written especially for the program
  • Teacher Guide provides detailed instructions for using the program, a copy of the placement test, a transition lesson, and parent letters
  • Behavioral Objectives Book lists concepts and skills of the program, providing an easy-to-use tool for communicating with parents
  • Skills folder
  • Set of 4 Student Workbooks

 Additional Materials:

  • Skills Folder Package (pkg of 15) make it easy to chart student progress
  • Mastery Test Package include reproducible masters to ensure that students are working on concepts appropriate for their ability