K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

An approach to teach language to English language learners by modifying the core curriculum to meet the language needs of those learners. Academic subjects are taught using English along with supplementary aids such as graphs, models, hands-on materials, and visual aids. Used mostly in classes comprised solely with English language learners.

See also English as a second language, English language learners.

Additional information

Lessons integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Teacher interaction is "characterized by frequent discussion, making sufficient wait time for student responses, encouragement to elaborate comments about lesson concepts, and the explicit teaching and opportunities to practice conversational skills via meaningful activities."

Examples and resources

For more information see: Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP).