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Scaffolding Writing Through the "Teaching and Learning Cycle" reports on learner outcomes from classes taught with WestEd's Leading with Learning approach, a comprehensive K-12 district improvement model designed to improve ELL student achievement and learning. Although the report reflects results of K-12 instruction, the content is extremely useful for adult ESOL instruction as well. The document promotes the scaffolded instruction of writing through the use of the Teaching and Learning Cycle (TLC), a pedagogical framework for scaffolding academic writing through deep and critical thinking tasks, academic discussions, interactive reading, and language development, and provides a clear description of how to build learner knowledge and writing skills through the use of many effective instructional strategies. 

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Curriculum Development
ESOL/English Learners
Professional Standards
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Research/Evidence-Based Practice
PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
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